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Apple joins Google in suspending Parler from App Store

Apple is suspending Parler, the social media platform favored by President Trump’s supporters, from its application store.

The tech giant said Saturday Parler failed to follow Apple’s guidelines by not removing harmful content from the platform.

“Parler has not taken adequate measures to address the proliferation of these threats to people’s safety,” the company said in a statement. “We have suspended Parler from the App Store until they resolve these issues.”

In a letter sent to Parlers’ developers, Apple further states, “Parler has not upheld its commitment to moderate and remove harmful or dangerous content encouraging violence and illegal activity, and is not in compliance with the App Store Review Guidelines.”

The move comes a day after Google banned Parler, which describes itself as “unbiased social media,” from being downloaded on its Google Play store.

On Friday, Twitter also permanently suspended President Trump’s personal account citing “the risk of further incitement of violence.”



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