Apple removes Parler app used by Trump supporters

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Apple removed the Parler messaging app, used by supporters of US President Donald Trump, from its App Store on January 9.

The day before, Apple’s management threatened to remove the social network popular with conservatives if its moderators did not block calls to violence from its users within 24 hours amid the riots in Washington.

“We have always supported different points of view, but there is no place for threats of violence and illegal activities on our platform. Parler did not take adequate measures to prevent the spread of these security threats, ”CNBC quoted the statement as saying.

It is noted that the application can be unlocked if the problem is resolved.

On January 8, Google blocked the Parler app, which is actively used by Trump supporters, on its Google Play store. It was noted that the owners of the platform have been reminded of the need to remove incitements to violence in the past few months, but their spread on the social network continued.

On the same day, Twitter permanently blocked President Donald Trump’s account “due to the risk of further incitement to violence.”

Riots in Washington erupted on January 6 during the debate in Congress on the results of the presidential election. Legislators had to end debate as Trump supporters stormed the Capitol.

The police used tear gas and stun grenades. Five people were killed in the riots, including two policemen.

Later it became known that the Democrats intend to impeach the incumbent head of state for “incitement to mutiny.”

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