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Apple Approves Parler’s Return to the App Store

Apple Approves Parler’s Return to the App Store

“Parler ‘has proposed updates to its app and the app’s content moderation practices.'”

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.


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Groundhog Day | April 19, 2021 at 10:59 am

Parler probably has outsourced its moderating & hate speech process to Twitter and/or Facebook… 🙄

2smartforlibs | April 19, 2021 at 11:17 am

How big of the commies

Lucifer Morningstar | April 19, 2021 at 11:25 am

How very magnanimous of Apple™. That is until they get another bug up their asses and suspend them again for some imagined violation of Apple™ TOS

    Amen. This is a mistake on the part of Parler, and other enterprises that have, or want to have apps, should learn from it. If Apple, Google, etc. can arbitrarily shut you down for your political stance once, they can do it again whenever they please. These operations should equip themselves to deliver their own software to the users of their services. They can’t rely on their enemies to do it.

Thank you, mighty apple for all that you do for us little guys. We really appreciate your meddling.

Bend the knee. Kiss the ring. Accept your new overlords and you too, may be permitted to do business – in a limited way. If you’re careful.

justice delayed is justice denied

@“Including some members of the far right?” Who would that be? “Members?” Like a club? Don’t usually see that phrasing used by someone on the right. Thanks.

And crazy racist Maxine is not censored?

The first time Parlor bans a conservative for hate speech, they are done

Fox News has terrible moderators for their comments. I wrote something that was true and it was removed by the moderators. Think they decide that your evil and remove all of your posts.

    JusticeDelivered in reply to ConradCA. | April 19, 2021 at 12:59 pm

    I have run into the same problem, citing Federal crime stats gets posts deleted or outright bans on many forums.

Parler needs to tell Apple to suck a dick.

If they build their user-base back up using iOS and Android apps, they’ll put themselves right back at the mercy of these woke-tard corporations.

They should forget the app stores and build their user-base back up with their mobile web app which is much more resilient against shut-down by the fascist corporations.

    UJ in reply to Paul. | April 19, 2021 at 12:44 pm

    Parler should mess with Apple by only allowing its app on Android platforms. I know that ultimately doesn’t solve much, but it would send a message to Apple.

When did we all get conned into using “Apps” instead of websites?

Now that it isn’t a “Free speech platform” (the promise it made that got people there), and we could all guess who decides what hate speech is at parler (Leftists like SPLC just like on twitter or facebook) why exactly would anyone want Parler?

Compared to twitter you get

1. No engagement
2. An incomparably lower quality service
3. No ability to follow anything related to the culture because nothing is there. Want to follow your (fill in non-political activity from larping to sports to your favorite celebrity) sorry not there.

I am critical of echo chambers which unfortunately is what Parler was but just making a twitter clone….pick twitter follow the non-political organizations you are part of.

    Andy in reply to Danny. | April 19, 2021 at 1:16 pm

    That “echo chamber” was too dangerous for Apple.

    They shut it down to prevent it from becoming a much bigger platform- many users were pissed off enough to move. They shut it down to wait for the steam to blow off and so all the sheeple are just staying on FB.

      Danny in reply to Andy. | April 19, 2021 at 1:42 pm

      I was at Parler pre-Jan 6th and actually through much of the 2020 campaign and saw an echo chamber.

      Apple/Amazon et al shut it down because they could not because it was a threat.

    Close The Fed in reply to Danny. | April 19, 2021 at 3:33 pm

    I’m on Gab and have made real-world aquaintances, and we are actually DOING things.

    Gab also has Gab TV.

      That is a good thing I might give gab a try and see if it is better than Parler was.

      But that has nothing to do with Parler. I was there it very much was an echo chamber.

…Until the next time free speech becomes politically opposed to those held by Apple.

Close The Fed | April 19, 2021 at 3:35 pm

Maybe they want to fragment the right’s apps, such as, Frank, and Parler.

One twit, many on the right.

Grrr8 American | April 19, 2021 at 4:58 pm

The bottom line is that Parler is being allowed back on the App Store because it has allowed itself to become controlled opposition; the social media counterpart to the “new” Fox News.

Give me GAB and Frankspeech … and OAN.

Michael Johnson | April 20, 2021 at 9:55 am

They let Parler back in the app store? That was mighty white of them.

A Punk Named Yunk | April 20, 2021 at 12:09 pm

That last sentence of the article tells you all you need to know about the Apple app store. Of course, the outrageous double standard counts for nothing to Apple.