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Apple is threatening to ban social media platform Parler

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Apple is threatening to ban social media platform Parler from its app store unless it cracks down on constitutionally protected speech that Apple doesn’t approve of, a move that would effectively exclude the app from all Apple smartphones.

Apple has given Parler just 24 hours to remove content that it considers “objectionable,” presenting the app with a seemingly impossible list of demands to meet in such a tight time window.

According to an email provided to Breitbart News by Parler:

To the developers of the Parler app,

We require your immediate attention regarding serious App Store guidelines violations that we have found with your app, Parler.

We have received numerous complaints regarding objectionable content in your Parler service, accusations that the Parler app was used to plan, coordinate, and facilitate the illegal activities in Washington D. C. on January 6, 2021 that led (among other things) to loss of life, numerous injuries, and the destruction of property.

Your CEO was quoted recently saying “but I don’t feel responsible for any of this and neither should the platform, considering we’re a neutral town square that just adheres to the law.” We want to be clear that Parler is in fact responsible for all the user generated content present on your service and for ensuring that this content meet… (Read more)