Apple said Saturday it has suspended Parler, a social media app for conservatives and far-right extremists, from its App Store until it resolves issues concerning threats of violence and illegal activity on its platform.
Details: "Parler has not taken adequate measures to address the proliferation of these threats to people’s safety," Apple spokesperson Fred Sainz told Axios in an email.
Our thought bubble, via Axios' Ashley Gold: Apple’s move follows Google Play suspending Parler without any grace period, so as the app gatekeepers flex substantial power, they’re also keeping an eye on what one another are doing.
Worth noting: Parler was the no.1 app in Apple's App Store this weekend prior to the tech giant suspending the service.
- The New York Times first reported the news.
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