Buzzfeed News reports:
Apple has given Parler, the social network favored by conservatives and extremists, an ultimatum to implement a full moderation plan of its platform within the next 24 hours or face expulsion from the App store.
In an email sent this morning and obtained by BuzzFeed News, Apple wrote to Parler’s executives that there had been complaints that the service had been used to plan and coordinate the storming of the US Capitol by President Donald Trump’s supporters on Wednesday. The insurrection left five people dead, including a police officer.
On Parler, CEO John Matze struck a defiant tone. “We will not cave to pressure from anti-competitive actors! We will and always have enforced our rules against violence and illegal activity. But we WONT cave to politically motivated companies and those authoritarians who hate free speech!” he wrote in a message.
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And looks like Parker is about to be dropped. These American hating insurrectionists are going to have a tough night. https://t.co/8s4tRbTZzg
— Fred Guttenberg (@fred_guttenberg) January 8, 2021
Twitter and FB de-platforming Trump while Apple forces Parler to moderate or be kicked off feels like two first steps on a very long road toward normalizing this country pic.twitter.com/Z7VmAft2UP
— Brandon Friedman (@BFriedmanDC) January 8, 2021
UPDATE: The calls for violence over on Parler are getting much, much worse.
There are now open calls for the murder of police officers and planning for violence on January 20th
— Sleeping Giants (@slpng_giants) January 8, 2021