Apple to let Parler back on App Store

Apple has approved Parler’s return to the iOS app store after the app developers allegedly improved detecting and moderating hate speech and incitement.

The announcement was made ahead of Apple’s anti-trust hearing on Capitol Hill in a letter addressed to Senator Mike Lee, a Republican from Utah, and Representative Ken Buck, a Republican from Colorado.

The letter was written by Apple’s Senior Director of Government Affairs for the Americas Timothy Powderly.

Parler has been offline since January after it was linked to the Capitol Insurrection plot. 

Apple said it removed Parler from their app store for violating content guidelines after they found racist, violent, and hate inciting posts on the platform.

Apple’s app review team told Parler that the required changes were enough as of April 14 and all they had to do was to start their services again. 

Aside from the Apple store, Parler has been removed from the Google Play Store while Amazon Web Services have stopped hosting it.

There is no word yet from Google and Amazon regarding Parler. 

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