Apple Reinstating Parler to App Store After Its Removal Following the Capitol Riot
CBN - Apple announced in a letter Monday it will allow Parler to return to its App Store after the pro-free speech app was removed in early January in the wake of the riot inside the U.S. Capitol.
The decision was first revealed in a letter to top Republicans on the Senate and House antitrust subcommittees, including Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) and Rep. Ken Buck (R-Colo.).
Timothy Powderly, senior director for government affairs at Apple, explained in his letter to lawmakers that the tech company stands by its decision to remove Parler over posts he said violated Apple’s rules barring “objectionable content.”
“Apple’s App Review Team found a significant number of posts on the Parler app that clearly violated [its rule against objectionable content], including posts that encouraged violence, denigrated various ethnic groups, races and religions, glorified Nazism, and called for violence against specific people.”
The team also, according to Powderly, found Parler had moderation practices that “were clearly inadequate to protect users from this harmful and....READ MORE
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