Apple gave Parler 24 hours to remove hateful and violent comments before dropping the app
From CNN's Brian Fung
The Parler website is seen on a phone on Friday, December 18, 2020. Gabby Jones/Bloomberg/Getty Images
Apple gave Parler a 24-hour grace period to remove hateful and violent content from its platform before the iPhone-maker ultimately dropped the alternative social network from its app store on Saturday, according to a communication obtained by CNN.
Citing several examples on Parler of what it called “content that encourages illegal activity,” Apple told Parler in a warning on Friday that the company would need to remove the objectionable content and resubmit its app with additional technical safeguards before Parler could be distributed on iOS.
“Our investigation has found that Parler is not effectively moderating and removing content that encourages illegal activity and poses a serious risk to the health and safety of users in direct violation of your own terms of service,” Apple wrote.
“We won’t distribute apps that present dangerous and harmful content,” Apple added.
The following day, Apple removed Parler from the iOS App Store, saying it had not complied with the warning.