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    Google suspends the Parler social networking app from Play Store; Apple provides 24 hour notice

    The owners of the two largest mobile app stores took action on Friday against the social networking service Parer over posts inciting violence, with Alphabet Inc’s Google removing it and Apple Warning Inc could do the same. Google said the favorite app of many supporters of US President Donald Trump must demonstrate “robust” content moderation if it is to return to the store. Apple gave the service 24 hours to present a detailed moderation plan, instructing attendees to use the service to coordinate Wednesday’s siege of the United States Capitol.

    The shares of the two Silicon Valley companies mean that the network is seen as a refuge for expelled people from Twitter may not be available for new downloads on the world’s leading mobile phone app stores within one day. It would still be available in mobile browsers. Parler CEO John Matze said Friday in posts about his service Apple he was applying standards to Parler that didn’t apply to himself, and societies were attacking civil liberties. He added in a text message to Reuters: “The coordination of riots, violence and rebellions has no place on social media.”

    Right-wing social media users in the US have flocked to Parler, the Telegram messaging app, and social hands-offs site Gab, citing the more aggressive scrutiny of political commentary on traditional platforms such as Twitter Inc and Facebook Inc. Twitter on Friday he permanently suspended President Trump’s account. In discontinuing the service, Google, whose software powers Android phones, cited its policy against apps that promote violence and provided recent examples. from Speak, including a Friday post that began with “How do we get back to our country? About twenty coordinated successes “and another that promotes a” March of a million militias “on Washington.

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    In a statement, Google said that “in order to distribute an app through Google Play, apps need to implement robust moderation for high-profile content. In light of this ongoing and urgent threat to public safety, we suspend the listings of the app from Play Store until it solves these problems. “In a letter from Apple’s App Store review team at Parler seen by Reuters, Apple he cited attendees from the crowd that stormed the United States Capitol on Wednesday.

    “Content that threatens the well-being of others or is intended to incite violence or other illegal acts has never been acceptable on the App Store”, Apple he said in the letter. Apple gave Parler 24 hours to “remove all objectionable content from your app … as well as any content that relates to harm to people or attacks on government structures now or at any future date. “The company also asked Parler to come up with a written plan” to moderate and filter this content. ” from the application.

    Apple declined to comment. Matze, who describes himself as a libertarian, founded Parler in 2018 as “driven by free speech” alternative on mainstream platforms, but it started courting right-wing users when prominent Trump supporters moved there.

    Those who joined include commentator Candace Owens, Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani, and right-wing activist Laura Loomer, who handcuffed herself to the Twitter door of the New York office in November 2018 to protest her ban from part of site. In November, conservative activist Rebekah Mercer confirmed that she and her family, which includes her father and hedge fund investor Robert Mercer, have provided Parler with funding. “They apparently believe that Parler is responsible for ALL user-generated content on Parler,” Matze said in one of his posts. “With the same logic, Apple must be responsible for ALL actions taken by their phones. Every car bomb, every illegal cell phone conversation, every illegal crime committed in a file iPhone, Apple he must also be responsible, “he wrote.

    (This story has not been edited by Devdiscourse staff and is automatically generated from a syndicated feed.)

    News Highlights:

    • Apple gave the service 24 hours to present a detailed moderation plan, instructing attendees to use the service to coordinate Wednesday’s siege of the United States Capitol. The shares of the two Silicon Valley companies mean that the network is seen as a refuge for expelled people from Twitter may not be available for new downloads on the world’s leading mobile phone app stores within one day.
    • Google suspends the Parler social networking app from Play Store; Apple provides 24 hour notice
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