Apple Blocks Parler From Re-Entering App Store After Capitol Riot

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Tech behemoth Apple refused to let controversial social media app Parler back into the App Store after the conservative free speech network was bounced from the platform in the wake of the Jan. 6 Capitol riot.  

Parler was dropped from Apple in January after failing to implement a content moderation within 24 hours of notice. “Parler has not upheld its commitment to moderate and remove harmful or dangerous content encouraging violence and illegal activity, and is not in compliance with the App Store Review Guidelines.” the company stated.

Parler was subsequently removed from the Google Play Store and forced to shut down when dropped by host Amazon Web Services, a move that former Parler CEO John Matze called, “a coordinated attack by the tech giants to kill competition in the marketplace.”

“They all work together to make sure at the same time we would lose access to not only our apps, but they’re actually shutting all of our servers off tonight, off the internet,” Matze commented. “They made an attempt to not only kill the app, but to actually destroy the entire company.    

Parler relaunched on cloud hosting company SkySilk Inc on February 15th with new community guidelines for posting, but Apple decided the changes weren’t up to snuff.  “After having reviewed the new information, we do not believe these changes are sufficient to comply with App Store Review guidelines,” Apple wrote to Parler. “There is no place for hateful, racist, discriminatory content on the App Store.”

“In fact, simple searches reveal highly objectionable content, including easily identified offensive uses of derogatory terms regarding race, religion and sexual orientation, as well as Nazi symbols,” the letter went on. “For these reasons your app cannot be returned to the App Store for distribution until it complies with the guidelines.”

Parler reportedly axed their last three iOS developers on Wednesday, seemingly signaling they would not further appeal Apple for re-entry into the App Store.  

 

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Laxmom
Laxmom
1 month ago

They don’t need the App Store…they’ll do just fine without it.

Charles
Charles
1 month ago
Reply to  Laxmom

They cannot exist without a venue, such as Apple or Google.

Cee Jay
Cee Jay
1 month ago
Reply to  Charles

I don’t use an app. I just go to the website. Am I missing something?

markypolo
1 month ago
Reply to  Cee Jay

I use my phone for TALKING and TEXTING! Don’t have time for any fa-king “apps” ( got a computer for that).

Can’t go it alone
Can’t go it alone
1 month ago
Reply to  Laxmom

Not really reaching anyone other than conservatives. Conservatives will lose the public square if they don’t get back into the mainstream independent-American field of view..

Pawn
Pawn
1 month ago

so let me get this straight. conseratives have to turn liberal or they will the public liberals? Look I am not looking for a fight but when a bully comes at you, you have to go back at that bully with at least the same actions as the bully tries to show. It has always been the way. Besides, I don’t care what the libs think. I do care what the libs do but I care more about what the super rich do to drive the libs. Oh main stream independent American field of view, like BLM and gun control, is not main stream field of view. Just sayin

Pawn
Pawn
1 month ago
Reply to  Pawn

Oh and Apple sucks, as does FB, twitter, google. When Americans take back control we will see what happens to these lying, traitorious companies. I hope for karma and maybe biden, with his taxes will give them some.

Steve Johnson
Steve Johnson
1 month ago

It is just so weird that these tech giaints are exploiting a communist agenda.

Edward A Smith Jr.
Edward A Smith Jr.
1 month ago
Reply to  Steve Johnson

2-3 billon Chinese Customers…….

Jerry
Jerry
1 month ago
Reply to  Steve Johnson

Because Big Tech are communists.

markypolo
1 month ago
Reply to  Jerry

BINGO!

Jody
Jody
1 month ago

I remember way back when Apple was a good family company. Boy have the sunk below the swamp.

Gander
Gander
1 month ago
Reply to  Jody

It’s in large part because of their “indoctrinated” millennials working for them. They all came from Socialist schools with Socialist professors, etc., etc., etc. So,…what can you expect? And now the Dems want 16 year olds to vote!!! Wonder why?

markypolo
1 month ago
Reply to  Jody

It is now run by a “fag-got”. Too much liberal c-u-m up the arse or something?

Ruben Plaza
Ruben Plaza
1 month ago

Why people buy Apple’s products? Until everyone who’s not in agreement with their policies stops buying Apple, they won’t learn.

Can’t go it alone
Can’t go it alone
1 month ago
Reply to  Ruben Plaza

I bought my last Apple products in 2019. I’m done with Apple. Too bad, their stuff lasts forever.

markypolo
1 month ago
Reply to  Ruben Plaza

Why buy Microsoft? Bill Gates is a Left-Wing crooked thief. Steve Jobs bought the GUI from Xerox in 1980. Bill Gates stole it from Apple. But you never knew that, perhaps because you weren’t born yet?

Rhesa F. Cook
Rhesa F. Cook
1 month ago

Glad I don’t buy anything from Apple. People need to quit buying from apple. They don’t need the money anyway. Sooo just stop buying Apple products.

markypolo
1 month ago
Reply to  Rhesa F. Cook

You don’t know what Bill Gates is up to, do you? Gates is a Libera lying thief. He stole the GUI from Steve Jobs. But Gates is a Democrat, so stealing is perfectly fine. Apple’s OS is still superior to Microsoft. GOOGLE’s android sucks too! Stupid people don’t know the difference because they are raised on Cheap Chinese garbage and stolen goods. That explains why they put one in the White House.

Paul Alexander
Paul Alexander
1 month ago

This is a travesty and brings our republic down to the level of a 2 bit nation lacking the morals needed to keep our ship of state afloat!

Rich
Rich
1 month ago

Apple needs a lesson in how not to be a bully. Perhaps people who own shares in Apple could start cashing out and people need to stop buying their products.and stock. There are many products that are just as good or even better.

markypolo
1 month ago
Reply to  Rich

Bill Gates and Microsoft is by far worse. Read up on what Gates is up to. He helped put that senile crook Biden in the White House!

Christine Thomas
Christine Thomas
1 month ago

Apple is despicable…glad I don’t use any of their products….though the suppliers of their competition probably aren’t any better!🙄 the inmates are running the asylum!

markypolo
1 month ago

Microsoft is better? They helped put Biden in the White House. Democrats just passed the largest spending bill in the history of the world!

Anti communism
Anti communism
1 month ago

Dont own anything made by apple and have never as they have been and still use manufacturing in countries that use child labor and even slave labor to make their products.

Dane
Dane
1 month ago
Reply to  Anti communism

Apple does use Chinese slave labor
They are not the only ones. Ever heard of Nike, Old Navy, Gap, LLBean? All guilty! Boycott all!

markypolo
1 month ago
Reply to  Anti communism

Microsoft is made in America? You moron! Look and see where your underwear and TV is made! BTW, it was Bill Clinton that signed the NAFTA agreement in 1996 which ENCOURAGED US business to go Overseas. That is why there is no more Glass, Electronics, steel, rubber and most cars made in America. But you did not that it was Democrat policies that did that? Democrats don’t give a ratzass for American JOBS!

Anti communism
Anti communism
1 month ago

Apple’s greatest consumer base is not the USA but is China a d they give away trade secrets and classified information to the communist government to be able to maintain their sales base in China.

markypolo
1 month ago
Reply to  Anti communism

WRONG! China STEALS US trade secrets! Donald Trump is the ONLY President that tried to STOP that! But Lying, Thieving Democrats would have noting to do with that. Biden is right back in bed with the Chinese! I will bet you own NOTHING “Made in America”.

Original Anna
Original Anna
1 month ago

Get off our backs Apple. Who do you think you are any ways, you are acting like you are a communist agent working for a communist government. Some of the violent games you put out and support and you complain about Parlor. If there was proof that Parlor was involved in January 6 they would be under arrest by now so get off it and stop acting like you are a commie, you are not the police or a jury trying anyone or any cancel group which is what Apple is acting like. I don’t like you any more. You are NOT acting like an American living in a capitalist land which is how you became rich and famous or did you forget that.

Robert6391
Robert6391
1 month ago

Free Speech is only thing that seems to ferment unrest in this USA, with all the actual lies espoused in those sites, and very easily proven lies, just to stir the pot, and so many who will not bother to actually check out the facts believe those lies, causing a lot of disinformation to be repeated from person to person.