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Fri Jan 8, 2021, 09:15 PM

Google suspends Parler from app store after deadly Capitol violence

Source: AXIOS

Google has pulled Parler, a social media app for conservatives and far-right extremists, from its app store following the company's role in the deadly U.S. Capitol siege this week.

What they're saying: “In order to protect user safety on Google Play, our longstanding policies require that apps displaying user-generated content have moderation policies and enforcement that removes egregious content like posts that incite violence," José Castañeda, a Google spokesperson said. "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.”

Read more: https://www.axios.com/capitol-mob-parler-google-ban-826d808d-3e06-4468-a7c6-6157557818b3.html

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Reply Google suspends Parler from app store after deadly Capitol violence (Original post)
NYC Liberal Jan 2021 OP
drray23 Jan 2021 #1
msongs Jan 2021 #2
OAITW r.2.0 Jan 2021 #3
AllaN01Bear Jan 2021 #4
jb5150 Jan 2021 #5
Kashkakat v.2.0 Jan 2021 #6
NYC Liberal Jan 2021 #7
No Vested Interest Jan 2021 #9
ancianita Jan 2021 #16
kimbutgar Jan 2021 #8
birdographer Jan 2021 #12
ancianita Jan 2021 #15
Eugene Jan 2021 #17
onetexan Jan 2021 #19
durablend Jan 2021 #10
jtb653 Jan 2021 #13
Eugene Jan 2021 #18
NCDem47 Jan 2021 #11
jtb653 Jan 2021 #14

Response to NYC Liberal (Original post)

Fri Jan 8, 2021, 09:16 PM

1. Too bad for orange cheeto. He just made an account today.

If Apple follows up like they threatened to do, he will be left without a hate platform..

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Response to NYC Liberal (Original post)

Fri Jan 8, 2021, 09:16 PM

2. here's the official description of parler in google search:

Parler is a non-biased, free speech social media focused on protecting user's rights. Create your own community and enjoy content and news in in real time. Apply moderation tools to filter content....

oh boy create your own sedition community right away eh

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Response to NYC Liberal (Original post)

Fri Jan 8, 2021, 09:19 PM

3. Thanks Apple/Google!

Kind of a new Fairness Doctrine implemented by the private sector.

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Response to NYC Liberal (Original post)

Fri Jan 8, 2021, 09:19 PM

4. a friend and i were just talking about apples removal of the app and

we both wondered when google would remove it from their play store. done .

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Response to NYC Liberal (Original post)

Fri Jan 8, 2021, 09:21 PM

5. They need to shut down MeWe too ....

it's wall to wall nutcases.

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Response to NYC Liberal (Original post)

Fri Jan 8, 2021, 09:23 PM

6. what the heck is a "parler," an illiterate's attempt to spell parlor? nt

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Response to Kashkakat v.2.0 (Reply #6)

Fri Jan 8, 2021, 09:27 PM

7. A right wing alternative "Twitter".

Which has predictably become the go to hangout and organizing space for the traitors and seditionists.

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Response to Kashkakat v.2.0 (Reply #6)

Fri Jan 8, 2021, 09:42 PM

9. The French word " speak", as in "parlez-vous francais", etc.

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Response to NYC Liberal (Original post)

Fri Jan 8, 2021, 09:29 PM

8. Just checked apple still has it on its AppStore

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Response to kimbutgar (Reply #8)

Fri Jan 8, 2021, 10:03 PM

12. So disappointing

Came to Apple since they seemed to be more user-friendly. They are clearly more dumbfuckery friendly. They need to take a stand or lose their reputation forever.

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Response to birdographer (Reply #12)

Sat Jan 9, 2021, 01:23 AM

15. Not really. Consumer studies show that Apple products are not used by the vast majority of RW types

because Apple iPhones and the rest are just too expensive. The crowd at the Capitol mostly use Android and other brands, along with PC computer products. But just in case...

Today, Apple informed Parler that the app would be removed from the App Store within 24 hours unless the company submitted an update with a moderation improvement plan. Sounds weak, sure, but then, Apple doesn't need Parler as much as Parler needs Apple.

Apple wrote to Parler's executives:
"We have received numerous complaints regarding objectionable content in your Parler service, accusations that the Parler app was used to plan, coordinate, and facilitate the illegal activities in Washington D.C. on January 6, 2021 that led (among other things) to loss of life, numerous injuries, and the destruction of property,” Apple wrote to Parler. “The app also appears to continue to be used to plan and facilitate yet further illegal and dangerous activities.”


Parler won't be able to submit a satisfactory plan that Apple wants, so I predict that Apple boots Parler.
https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/ryanmac/apple-threatens-ban-parler

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Response to kimbutgar (Reply #8)

Sat Jan 9, 2021, 05:37 AM

17. Apple put them on notice:

submit a detailed moderation plan or they're gone.

Google suspends Parler social networking app from Play Store; Apple gives 24-hour warning (Reuters)

Apple Inc on Friday also gave the service 24 hours to submit a detailed moderation plan, pointing to participants using the service to coordinate Wednesday’s siege of the U.S. Capitol building.


https://www.reuters.com/article/idUSKBN29D34N

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Response to Eugene (Reply #17)

Sat Jan 9, 2021, 07:20 AM

19. Apple just needs to remove it from their app store.

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Response to NYC Liberal (Original post)

Fri Jan 8, 2021, 09:45 PM

10. It doesn't get rid of it though

Can still download the app from other places and install it.

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Response to durablend (Reply #10)

Fri Jan 8, 2021, 11:34 PM

13. 100% correct.

and it will function just fine.

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Response to durablend (Reply #10)

Sat Jan 9, 2021, 05:48 AM

18. Having to sideload the app eliminates most ordinary users.

Parler's supposed business model is based on advertising. Even the billionaire sponsors won't like the reduced propaganda bang for their bucks.

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Response to NYC Liberal (Original post)

Fri Jan 8, 2021, 10:01 PM

11. Will this auto delete apps already on phones and tablets?

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Response to NCDem47 (Reply #11)

Fri Jan 8, 2021, 11:45 PM

14. no, it will not.

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