Apple will return Parler to the app store after the social media platform made changes to moderate hate speech:
Apple has approved Parler’s return to the iOS app store following improvements the social media company made to better detect and moderate hate speech and incitement, according to a letter the iPhone maker sent to Congress on Monday.
The decision clears the way for Parler, an app popular with conservatives including some members of the far right, to be downloaded once again on Apple devices.
The letter — addressed to Sen. Mike Lee and Rep. Ken Buck and obtained by CNN — explained that since the app was removed from Apple’s platform in January for violations of its policies, Parler “has proposed updates to its app and the app’s content moderation practices.”
Apple suspended Parler on January 9, a few days after the Capitol Hill riots and after Google removed it.
Apple claimed Parler allowed way too many posts encouraging violence and hate crimes: “Parler has not taken adequate measures to address the proliferation of these threats to people’s safety.”
An analysis of the DOJ arrest reports showed the rioters used Facebook a lot more than Parler.DONATE
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