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US Capitol violence: Apple signals return of social app
Parler in App store
Apple said it has reached an agreement with the right-wing social app Parler that could lead to its
reinstatement in the company's app store
Apple said it has reached an agreement with the right-wing social app Parler that could lead to its reinstatement in
the company's app store.
Apple kicked out Parler in January over ties to the deadly January 6 siege on the US Capitol.
In a letter to two Republican lawmakers in Congress, Apple said it has been in substantial conversations with
Parler over how the company plans to moderate content on its network.
Before its removal from the app store, Parler was a hotbed of hate speech, Nazi imagery calls for violence
(including violence against specific people), and conspiracy theories.
Apple declined to comment beyond the letter, which didn't provide details on how Parler plans to moderate such
In the letter, Apple said Parlor's proposed changes would lead to approval of the app.
Parler did not immediately respond to a message for comment. As of midday Monday, Parler was not yet available
in the app store and Apple did not give a timeline for when it will be reinstated.
According to Apple's letter, Parler proposed changes to its app and how it moderates content. Apple said the
updated app incorporating those changes should be available as soon as Parler releases it.
Google also banned Parler from its Google Play store in January, but Parler remains available for Android phones
through third-party app stores.
Apple's closed app system means apps are only available through Apple's own app store.