According to a new report from The Guardian, Apple has suspended social network Parler from the App Store.
Apple had given Parler 24 hours to “submit a detailed moderation plan,” according to the report and pointed to reports that participants used the social network to coordinate Wednesday’s storming of the US Capitol.
“We have suspended Parler from the App Store until they resolve these issues,” the company said in a statement.
A earlier letter from the App Store said “content that threatens the wellbeing of others or is intended to incite violence or other lawless acts has never been acceptable on the App Store.”
Parler’s CEO John Matze said of Apple “Apparently they believe Parler is responsible for ALL user generated content on Parler. By the same logic, Apple must be responsible for ALL actions taken by their phones. Every car bomb, every illegal cell phone conversation, every illegal crime committed on an iPhone, Apple must also be responsible for.”
Google suspended Parler from the Play Store Friday.
“We’re aware of continued posting in the Parler app that seeks to incite ongoing violence in the U.S.,” a Google spokesperson wrote in a statement. “In light of this ongoing and urgent public safety threat, we are suspending the app’s listings from the Play Store until it addresses these issues.”