Apple says it will kick Parler off the App Store in 24 hours unless content is moderated
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<h1 class=”thread-title”>Apple says it will kick Parler off the App Store in 24 hours unless content is moderated</h1>
Apple has informed the social media network Parler that it has 24 hours to rid the platform of inappropriate content, or else face removal from the App Store. The news was first reported by Input Mag, who obtained a copy of the email sent from Apple to Parler.
Apple wrote in the email that it disagrees with Parler’s hands-off approach to moderation, emphasizing that it will not distribute apps that include the types of content found on Parler. Apple says that Parler is responsible for all user-generated content, as per the App Store Review Guidelines.
“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 meets App Store requirements for the safety and protection of our users,” the company said. “We won’t distribute apps that present dangerous and harmful content.”
Apple specifically cites the “illegal activities” that took place in Washington D.C. on January 6 as an example. Apple writes that Parler was used to “plan, coordinate, and facilitate” what happened.
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January 9, 2021 at 2:08 AM #392918jerry611Participant
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And their CEO is basically telling Apple to fuck off.
From CEO John Matze:
“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!”
Matze is very unlikely to bow to anyone in Big Tech. He created his platform as a “Big Tech alternative.” Because he believed sites like Facebook, Twitter, and Reddit have a monopoly and are stifling free speech.
He has said that America is already lost if it has to resort to censorship in order to keep the country safe.
January 9, 2021 at 2:46 AM #392924SatanParticipant
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"Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable". - John F. Kennedy
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