Apple threatens to remove social media app Parler from App Store following Capitol Hill attack

Apple has reportedly threatened to remove social media app Parler from the App Store, saying developers of the platform failed to moderate content that potentially fueled Wednesday’s storming of the U.S. Capitol.
Parler was on Friday morning informed that it would be stricken from the App Store unless it produces plans to moderate content posted by users, reports BuzzFeed News. The app has 24 hours to make the requested changes.”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. The app also appears to continue to be used to plan and facilitate yet further illegal and dangerous activities,” Apple said in an email to Parler.

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