Apple has removed social media platform Parler from its App Store, claiming that the platform has not adequately implemented moderation policies that crack down on free speech. Google banned Parler from its Android app store on Friday.
“Parler has not taken adequate measures to address the proliferation of these threats to people’s safety. We have suspended Parler from the App Store until they resolve these issues,” said Apple in a statement on Saturday.
In its letter to Parler, the tech giant claimed that the “processes Parler has put in place to moderate or prevent the spread of dangerous and illegal content have proved insufficient.”
“We have determined that the measures you describe are inadequate to address the proliferation of dangerous and objectionable content on your app,” said Apple.
Apple went on to say that while it believes there is no perfect way to crack down on free speech, all apps