Talking Suspended from Apple App Store

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Apple (AAPL) informed Parler of his decision in a message stating that he had violated the terms of the company’s App Store.

“The processes that Parler has in place to moderate or prevent the distribution of dangerous and illegal content have proven insufficient,” Apple told Parler. “Specifically, we continued to find direct threats of violence and calls to incite lawless actions in violation of Directive 1.1 – Security – Objectionable Content. ”

Apple’s notification said Parler’s responses to a previous warning were inadequate, including Parler’s defense that it had taken violent rhetoric on its platform “very seriously for weeks” and that it had a moderation plan “for now,” according to Apple.

“Talking has not taken adequate steps to address the proliferation of these threats to the security of people,” Apple said in a statement to CNN Business. “We have suspended Talking from the App Store until they resolve these issues. “

Apple’s move follows a similar move by Google to remove Parler from the Google Play Store, and after Amazone (AMZN) was pressured by its own employees to stop hosting Parler’s website on Amazon Web Services. John Matze, CEO of Parler, wrote in a post on his platform that Apple “will ban Talking until we give up free speech, institute broad and invasive policies like Twitter and Facebook and we become one. monitoring platform by prosecuting the guilt of those who use Talk. before innocence. ”

“They claim this is due to violence on the platform,” Matze wrote of Apple, which he also accused of being a “software monopoly,” a particularly relevant attack at the moment being given an ongoing antitrust lawsuit against Apple against the maker of Fortnite Epic Games. “The community doesn’t agree as we reached number 1 for their store today. ”

Matze promised to share “more details on our next plans to come as we have so many options. ”

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