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Google Suspends Parler From App Store; Apple Gives 24-Hour Warning

Saturday January 9, 2021. 04:30 AM , from Slashdot
Google Suspends Parler From App Store; Apple Gives 24-Hour Warning
New submitter yuvcifjt writes: As of Friday 6pm EST (11pm GMT), The Verge reported that Apple and Google are under pressure and receiving complaints to deplatform Parler -- the social media platform favored by the right-wing and extremists -- from their app stores. BuzzFeed has since broken news that Apple has served notice to Parler's executives to implement a full moderation plan within 24 hours or risk being taken off the App Store.

'We have received numerous complaints regarding objectionable content in your Parler service, accusations that the Parler app was used to plan, coordinate, and facilitate the illegal activities in Washington D.C. on January 6, 2021 that led (among other things) to loss of life, numerous injuries, and the destruction of property,' Apple wrote to Parler. 'The app also appears to continue to be used to plan and facilitate yet further illegal and dangerous activities.' Google issued a similar ultimatum, although it suspended Parler from its app store until it implements a moderation plan that addresses 'this ongoing and urgent public safety threat.'

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