Apple Chief Tim Cook Says Parler Could Return To App Store With Reforms

Apple Chief Tim Cook Says Parler Could Return To App Store With Reforms. (FILE)


Parler, the social community fashionable amongst conservatives, might return to Apple’s App Store if it adjustments the way it moderates posts on the platform, the tech large’s CEO Tim Cook mentioned Sunday.

Apple suspended all downloads of the Parler app following the assault on the US Capitol on January 6, citing postings on the platform that would incite additional violence. Google and Amazon additionally reduce ties with the company.

Speaking Sunday on Fox News, Cook justified suspending Parler, favored by supporters of President Donald Trump.

“We looked at the incitement to violence that was on there, and we don’t consider that free speech and incitement to violence has an intersection,” Cook mentioned.

Parler sued Amazon on Monday after Amazon Web Services reduce off the platform’s entry to web servers.

Parler alleged Amazon was violating antitrust legal guidelines and appearing to assist social rival Twitter, which additionally has banned Trump for language that would incite violence

In Apple’s case, “we’ve only suspended them,” Cook mentioned. “So, if they get their moderation together, they would be back on” the App Store.

Parler’s reputation skyrocketed after Twitter completely banned Trump following the Capitol assault, which Cook referred to as “one of the saddest moments of my life” and “an attack on our democracy.”


“I felt like I was in some sort of alternate reality,” he mentioned. “This could not be happening.”

The day Apple suspended downloads for Parler, it was the top-downloaded app from the App Store within the US.

Google has additionally banned downloads of the app.

Parler, which launched in 2018, operates very like Twitter, with profiles to observe and “parleys” as a substitute of tweets.

In its early days, the platform attracted a crowd of ultraconservative and even extreme-right customers. But extra just lately, it has signed up many extra conventional Republican voices.

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