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Apple Inc. plans to make the social-media app Parler available through its App Store again, the computer and smartphone company said in a letter to lawmakers on Monday.
Apple removed Parler from its app store in January, citing objectionable content. In a letter to Sen. M(ike Lee of Utah and Rep. Ken Buck of Colorado, Apple said Monday that a revised version of the Parler app with improved content moderation would be approved for release to Apple users.
The article goes on to state the following:
The letter from Apple was posted on Twitter by Mr. Buck, and it was confirmed by Mr. Lee’s office. Apple declined to comment.
The decision and letter from Apple came after Sen. Lee and Rep. Buck had fired off a joint letter to the company on March 31, grilling Apple over their decision to boot Parler off their Platform.
“In just 3 days, Apple and Google cut off Parler’s primary distribution channel, and Amazon cut off Parler’s access to computing services, leaving the company completely unable to serve its 15 million users. Did they communicate on this decision? @SenMikeLee and I want answers,” Buck had declared, sharing a copy of their letter on Twitter.
In just 3 days, Apple and Google cut off Parler’s primary distribution channel, and Amazon cut off Parler’s access to computing services, leaving the company completely unable to serve its 15 million users.
— Congressman Ken Buck (@RepKenBuck) March 31, 2021
The responding letter from Apple on Monday, signed by Timothy Powderly, Apple’s senior director for government affairs for the Americas, stated, “In the period since Apple removed the Parler app from the App Store, Apple’s App Review Team has engaged in substantial conversations with Parler in an effort to bring the Parler app into compliance with the Guidelines and reinstate it in the App Store.”
“As a result of those conversations, Parler has proposed updates to its app and the app’s content moderation practices, and the App Review Team has informed Parler as of April 14, 2021 that its proposed updated app will be approved for reinstatement to the App Store. Apple anticipates that the updated Parler app will become available immediately upon Parler releasing it.”
Powderly defended Apple’s earlier decision to boot Parler from its app store. He wrote, “Apple made an independent decision to remove Parler for non-compliance with the Guidelines, and it did not coordinate or otherwise consult with Google or Amazon with respect to that decision. Apple stands by that decision.”
Now, as soon as Parler submits its new app, Apple will bring them back on board, Powderly confirmed.
On March 31, @SenMikeLee and I sent a letter demanding answers about why Apple removed Parler from the App Store.
🚨Today, we received a response: Parler will be reinstated on the App Store. Huge win for free speech. pic.twitter.com/FQBDSSSFGk
— Congressman Ken Buck (@RepKenBuck) April 19, 2021
— Mike Lee (@SenMikeLee) April 19, 2021
READ THE LETTER FROM APPLE BELOW:
Apple will reinstate Parler in its App Store, it said in a letter to lawmakers. It suspended the social-media site in January citing objectionable content. https://t.co/pR2RIse3Di
— The Wall Street Journal (@WSJ) April 19, 2021
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