Google announced on Friday that it would suspend the listing of the free voice social media platform Parler on the Play Store because the company failed to review “annoying content” posted by users related to the violent siege of Capitol Hill this week.
A Google spokesperson confirmed in a statement to Fox News that its “long-term policy” requires that applications with user-generated content have appropriate measures to remove certain obscene content, including posts that incite violence. The developer agrees to these terms.
A Google spokesperson wrote in a statement: “We are aware of continuing to post in the Parler app in an attempt to incite continued violence in the United States.”
According to reports, APPLE threatened the ban from APP STORE
The company pointed out that the measures taken on Friday will not affect the availability of Parler on the web or other Android app stores-nor will the platform be removed from existing users’ phones.
According to Fox News previously reported, Apple is considering similar actions on the same issue.
Spokespersons for Apple and Parler have not yet responded to Fox News’ request for comment.
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Founded in 2018, Parler is “based on respect for privacy and personal data, freedom of speech, free markets, and ethical and transparent company policies.”
The platform has been welcomed by conspiracy theorists and extreme rightists. Some conservatives, such as Sens of R-Texas. Ted Cruz and Rand Paul of R-Ky. – After being frustrated with the content review of the main platform, this year began to switch to that platform.
This week, both Facebook and Twitter locked Trump’s account. Although his Facebook page is expected to remain locked through the swearing-in of President-elect Biden, his Twitter feed was suspended indefinitely on Friday night.