Parler, the social media network popular among conservatives, could go back to Apple’s App Shop if it changes how it moderates posts on the platform, the tech giant’s CEO Tim Cook stated Sunday.
Apple suspended all downloads of the Parler app following the attack on the US Capitol on January 6, pointing out postings on the platform that might incite further violence Google and Amazon also cut ties with the business.
Speaking Sunday on Fox News, Cook justified suspending Parler, favored by fans of President Donald Trump.
” We took a look at the incitement to violence that was on there, and we don’t think about that complimentary speech and incitement to violence has an intersection,” Cook stated.
Parler took legal action against Amazon on Monday after Amazon Web Providers cut off the platform’s access to internet servers.
Parler alleged Amazon was breaching antitrust laws and acting to help social rival Twitter, which likewise has actually banned Trump for language that could prompt violence.
Apple’s Tim Cook leaves open the possibility that Parler, with modifications to its small amounts policy, could go back to the App Shop AFP/ Olivier DOULIERY
In Apple’s case, “we have actually just suspended them,” Cook stated. “So, if they get their moderation together, they would be back on” the App Shop.
Parler’s appeal skyrocketed after Twitter permanently banned Trump following the Capitol attack, which Prepare called “among the saddest moments of my life” and “an attack on our democracy.”
” I felt like I was in some sort of alternate truth,” he stated. “This could not be taking place.”
The day Apple suspended downloads for Parler, it was the top-downloaded app from the App Shop in the United States.
Google has also prohibited downloads of the app.
Parler, which introduced in 2018, runs similar to Twitter, with profiles to follow and “parleys” instead of tweets.
In its early days, the platform drew in a crowd of ultraconservative and even extreme-right users. But more just recently, it has signed up a lot more traditional Republican politician voices.