Parler may return to Apple’s app store after making changes to ‘content moderation practices’

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Parler is allowed back into Apple’s App Store after making changes to its ‘content moderation practices’ in the wake of riots in the US Capitol.

  • The app was forced offline following the January 6 attack on the Capitol
  • A letter to Senator Mike Lee and Representative Ken Buck confirms it could return to Apple
  • The letter said, ‘Apple expects the updated Parler app to be available immediately after Parler releases it’

Parler returns to Apple’s app store after making changes to the ‘content moderation practices’.

The app was forced offline following the Jan. 6 attack on the US Capitol by supporters of then-President Donald Trump.

In February, Parler had announced it would be relaunched. Now, a letter to Senator Mike Lee and Representative Ken Buck confirms it can return to the iOS App Store.

The Twitter alternative has struggled to get back online since Amazon stripped it of its web hosting service on January 11 due to its reluctance to delete messages inciting violence.

Google and Apple have removed Parler’s app from their online stores for the same reason.

On April 14, the app would have made enough changes to be allowed on Apple again. The letter said, “Apple expects the updated Parler app to be available immediately as soon as Parler releases it.”

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Parler, the social network known as a conservative alternative to Twitter

Parler, the social network known as a conservative alternative to Twitter

The app was forced offline following the Jan. 6 attack on the US Capitol by supporters of then-President Donald Trump

The app was forced offline following the Jan. 6 attack on the US Capitol by supporters of then-President Donald Trump

Guidelines available on the site, dated Feb. 14, said Parler would use technology and human judgment to remove “threatening or inflammatory content.” They said a “community jury” led by a Parler employee would hear appeals.

A while after Amazon dropped it, Parler received denial-of-service protection from a Russia-based outfit called DDoS-Guard.

That ended after revelations that DDoS-Guard had been serving shady operations, including online forums popular with credit card thieves.

In a lawsuit to force Amazon to restore its service, Parler’s management claimed that Amazon wanted to deny Trump “ a platform on a major social media service. ”

In response to the news, Congressman Ken Buck may be tweeted again in the app store: ‘On March 31, @SenMikeLee and I sent a letter demanding why Apple had removed Parler from the App Store.

Today we received a response: Parler is being restored to the App Store. Huge victory for freedom of speech .. ‘

Senator Mike Lee added: ‘@Apple responded to my letter with @RepKenBuck, and now @Parler_App is back on the App Store.

“Conservative language should not be silenced.”

In February, Parler had announced it would be relaunched.  Now, a letter to Senator Mike Lee and Representative Ken Buck confirms it can return to the iOS App Store

In February, Parler had announced it would be relaunched. Now, a letter to Senator Mike Lee and Representative Ken Buck confirms it can return to the iOS App Store

That followed Twitter’s decision to permanently ban the former president from office and similar indefinite bans by Facebook and Instagram.

Parler’s previous CEO, John Matze, says he was fired on January 29 by Parler’s board, which is controlled by conservative donor Rebekah Mercer.

At the time, Matze told The New York Times that he had told Mercer that Parler should consider preventing domestic terrorists, white supremacists, and followers of QAnon from posting an unfounded conspiracy theory on the platform.

Republican political donor Rebekah Mercer has confirmed she helped fund the site and has emerged as the network’s shadow manager in recent months after Matze was impeached.

The two social media sites claim 20 million users. Trump never opened an account there, although Buzzfeed reported that he was considering buying a stake in Parler while he was president.

On April 14, the app would have made enough changes to be allowed on Apple again.  The letter said, 'Apple expects the updated Parler app to be available immediately after Parler releases it'

On April 14, the app would have made enough changes to be allowed on Apple again. The letter said, ‘Apple expects the updated Parler app to be available immediately after Parler releases it’

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