Alphabet Inc’s Google on Friday suspended Parler’s social networking service from its app store, citing posts that incite violence and ask for “robust” content moderation from the favorite app of many supporters of US President Donald Trump. Apple Inc on Friday also gave the service 24 hours to present a detailed restraint plan, directing attendees to use the service to coordinate Wednesday’s siege of the United States Capitol.
The shares of the two Silicon Valley companies mean the network is seen as a haven 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. 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 hits “and another promoting a” Million Militia March “on Washington. Parler CEO John Matze said in a post on Friday. Apple he applied standards to Parler that did not apply to himself.
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. “Therefore (sic) 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 accountable, “he wrote.” Standards not applied Twitter, Facebook or also Apple they turn to Parler. “
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- Apple Inc on Friday also gave the service 24 hours to present a detailed moderation plan, directing 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 it may no longer be available for new downloads on the world’s leading mobile phone app stores within a day.
- UPDATE 2-Google suspends the Parler social networking app from Play Store; Apple provides 24 hour notice