Google suspended the Parler social networking service on Friday from its app store, citing US President Donald Trump’s posts inciting violence and chaos on the Capitol. “In order to protect the safety of users on Google Play, our long-standing policies require apps that display user-generated content to have moderation and enforcement policies that remove glaring content like posts that incite violence.” reads in Google’s official statement, as reported by The Verge.
All developers accept these terms and we have reminded Parler of this clear policy in recent months. We are aware of the continuing publication of posts in the Parler app seeking to incite ongoing violence in the United States, he further said. “We recognize that there can be a reasonable debate on content policies and that it can be difficult for apps to immediately remove all infringing content, but in order to distribute an app through Google Play, we require apps to implement robust moderation for striking content In light of this ongoing and urgent public safety threat, we suspend app listings from the Play Store until it solves these problems, “concluded the statement.
Both Google and Apple have been pressured to remove the app, which is known for having less moderation and as being conservative-friendly alternative to other social media platforms, The Verge reported. The pressure comes two days after a pro-Trump mob stormed the Capitol, incited by President Trump. Previously, Facebook and Instagram banned Trump from using the platform for the remainder of his term as president of the United States. The Twitch gaming platform and Snapchat multimedia messaging app have also disabled Trump’s accounts. Several other digital platforms, such as YouTube, etc., have placed restrictions on him on the use of their platforms. (ANI)
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