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Apple has issued a warning to the far-right social media site Parler over its alleged role in Wednesday’s attempted insurrection, saying it may remove the app from its App Store if Parler doesn’t implement a content moderation plan, BuzzFeed News reported Friday.
“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,” Apple told Parler, according to BuzzFeed News, adding: “The app also appears to continue to be used to plan and facilitate yet further illegal and dangerous activities.”
Apple told Parler that it had 24 hours to implement a “requested moderation improvement plan” or the app would be pulled from the App Store.
Apple and Parler did not respond to requests for comment.
“We will not cave to pressure from anti-competitive actors! We will and always have enforced our rules against violence and illegal activity. But we WONT cave to politically motivated companies and those authoritarians who hate free speech!” Parler CEO John Matze said in a post on the social …read more
Source:: Businessinsider – Technology