Parler, a social-media app in favor of some conservatives who were found guilty of contributing to the riot in the US Capitol, would reportedly be allowed to return to Apple’s App Store.
Apple banned the controversial app on 9 January when it said that Parler failed to remove posts on its social network that were allegedly used for violence. The move came on the heels of the January 6 riots in Washington and was followed by other tech giants including Amazon and Google.
But in a letter to members of Congress, Apple said it agreed to allow Parler to resume operations on its system because Parler, according to a letter addressed to Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah), Updated the software to better monitor hate speech. Rape Ken Buck (R-Colo.) Who posted the letter on their twitter account on Monday.
Legislators sent a letter to Apple on 31 March detailing why the parlor was banned from its platforms.
According to a letter written by Apple’s senior director of government affairs, Timothy Pauley, Apple is “communicating with the parlor about failures in its content moderation efforts.”
Apple’s app team, the letter said, found posts violating its policies, including “encouraging violence, promoting various ethnic groups, races and religions, promoting Nazism, and of violence against specific people evoked set.”
The letter stated that Parler and Apple have been engaged in “substantial negotiations” since January. As a result, in those conversations, Parler has proposed updates to its app and moderation process that meet Apple’s approval.
According to the letter, the app can immediately go live on the “re-issuing parler”.
Apple declined to comment on the letter, and the parlor did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
After booting from the Big Tech platform, the Nevada-based startup said it would “not rely on sustainable, independent technology and so-called ‘Big Tech’ for its operations.” It went dark for about a month and returned online in February after booting up its co-founder John Matt.
Parler also sued Amazon twice – alleging antitrust violations and for shutting it down from its Amazon Web Services hosting platform. Parler dropped the contradictory complaint, but went ahead with a complaint alleging that Amazon’s decision to shut it down to AWS was “politically motivated.”
There is no indication that Parler has been re-allowed on Google’s platform.