Alphabet’s Google on Friday discontinued the Parlor social networking service from its App Store, citing violence-inducing posts and demanding “strong” content moderation from an app preferred by many supporters of US President Donald Trump.
Apple U.S. Capitol offered a 24-hour service Friday to submit a detailed control plan, referring to those using the service to coordinate Wednesday’s siege of the building.
The activities of the two Silicon Valley companies mean that the network looks like a haven for the exiled people. Twitter New downloads will not be available overnight in the world’s major mobile phone app stores. It is still available in mobile browsers.
Right-leaning social media users have flocked to the United States Parlor, Messaging app Telegram And the hand-off social site Gub, More aggressive mention of political comments on mainstream platforms like Twitter and the like Facebook. Twitter permanently suspended President Trump’s account on Friday.
Upon termination of service, Google, Whose software powers Android Phones, citing its policy against violence-inducing applications and recent examples from the parlor, are promoting “How to Recover Our Country? About 20 or More Coordinating Hits” and another “Million Million March” in Washington, including Friday’s post. .
Parlor chief executive John Matze said in a post on Friday that Apple was applying the standards to the parlor and that it did not apply to him.
In a statement, Google said, “To distribute an application to us Google Play, We need to enforce strong moderation of applications for excellent content. In light of the ongoing and urgent public security threat, we are suspending app lists from the Play Store until these issues are resolved. “
In a letter to Reuters’ parlor, Apple’s App Store review team cited a mob that stormed the U.S. Capitol building on Wednesday.
“Content that threatens the well-being of others or incites violence or other illegal acts is never acceptable in the App Store,” Apple said in a statement.
“Remove offensive content from your app … as well as any content that could harm the public or indicate attacks on government facilities now or at a future date” Apple Parlor has been given 24 hours. The company demanded that the parlor submit a written plan to “moderate and filter this content” from the application.
Apple declined to comment.
Describing himself as a libertarian, Matz set up the parlor in 2018 as a “free-speech” alternative to mainstream platforms, but as prominent supporters of Trump moved there, they began to turn to right-leaning consumers.
Among those who joined were commentator Candace Owens, Trump’s lawyer Rudy Giuliani and right – wing activist Laura Loomer, who held her hand to the door of Twitter’s New York office in November 2018 to protest the site’s ban. In November, traditional activist Rebecca Mercer confirmed that she and her family, including her father and hedge fund investor Robert Mercer, had funded the parlor.
“They believe that the parlor is responsible for all content created by the user in the parlor,” Matz said. “By the same token, Apple should be held accountable for all actions taken by their phones. For every car bomb, every illegal cell phone conversation, every illegal crime committed on the iPhone,” he wrote. “Standards that do not even apply to Twitter, Facebook or Apple apply to the parlor.”
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