Parler removed from Google Play store as Apple App Store suspension reportedly looms – TechCrunch

Shortly after Twitter Announced on Friday afternoon that they were permanently suspending President Trump’s account, Google Shared that they are removing Parler, A conservative social media app, immediately from their Play Store, is saying in a statement that they were suspending the app as long as the developers were committed to a moderation and enforcement policy that could handle objectionable content on the platform.

In a statement from TechCrunch, a Google spokesperson said:

“To protect user safety on Google Play, our long-term policies require that apps displaying user-generated content have moderation policies and enforcement that remove egregious content such as posts that incite violence. All developers agree to these terms and we have reminded Parler of this clear policy in recent months. We are aware of the continued posting in the Parler app that attempts to incite violence going on in America. We believe that there can be a fair debate about content policies and that it may be difficult for applications to immediately remove all violent content, but for us to distribute an app through Google Play, we require that Implement strong moderation for app aggressive content. In view of this ongoing and immediate public safety threat, we are suspending the app’s listing from the Play Store until it addresses these issues. “

Of parler Play store page Is currently down.

The conservative forum gained attention this week when the Post went into detail of violence and planning threats during Tuesday’s chaotic Capitol Building riots that killed 5 people, including a Capitol police officer. While more mainstream social media sites raced to pick up violent material related to the riots, death threats and violence were easily found on the Parlar platform.

The app hosts a variety of conservative figures including many from the president’s family, though not the president himself.

on Friday, Buzzfeed News The report states that Parler has received a letter from Apple stating that the app will be removed from the App Store within 24 hours, until the company presents an update with a moderation improvement plan. Parlor CEO John Matz confirmed the action from Apple in a post to his parlor account where he posted a screenshot of the notification from Apple.

The text from the screenshot reads, “We want to clarify that Parler meets all user-generated content in your service and the requirements of the App Store for the safety and security of our users.” “We will not distribute apps that offer dangerous and harmful content.

Available in the App Store, although users are currently complaining of technical issues.

We have reached out to Apple for additional comments.