Google said it has removed the Parler social networking app, used by supporters of US President Donald Trump, from the Play Store. Apple issued a warning to the social network about removing Parler from the App Store within 24 hours, Reuters reports, citing a letter from the company. Both platform owners require the service to introduce a moderation system.
Google said it has removed Parler from the Play Store “due to an ongoing and extreme public safety threat.” The company noted that applications that are distributed through its store must moderate highly dangerous content. Apple, in a letter to Parler’s executives, noted that users of the social network used it to coordinate plans to move to Washington on the day of the attack on the Capitol.
The social network Parler and its rival and predecessor Gab position themselves as platforms that guarantee free speech. Both networks have interface and operating principles similar to Twitter. Far-right activists and their supporters constitute a significant portion of the audience for these services. Apple and Google removed the Gab app from their app stores in 2019.
On January 9, Twitter blocked Donald Trump’s personal account. The company attributed this to the fact that his tweets, made days after his supporters attacked the Capitol, violated the ban on approving violence. After that, Mr. Trump said that in anticipation of the blocking he was negotiating “with other sites” and urged to wait for a “big announcement”
What Donald Trump said after the defeat of the Capitol – in the material of Kommersant, “I fought for American democracy.”
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