Technology, Politics

January 09, 2021

Conservative social media platform removed from Google Play Store

Source: Getty Images (Olivier Douliery) 

The Gist

Parler may also soon be banned from the Apple App Store. 

The List

  • Parler is a conservative social media platform with over 10 million users. 
  • Its value proposition is that it does not ban posts or users as is often done on platforms like Facebook and Twitter. 
  • Google announced they would be removing Parler from their app store, citing the platform's unwillingness to moderate content related to the recent takeover of Capitol Hill by Trump protestors. 
  • Apple has stated they will likely ban Parler from their App Store as well, citing similar grievances. 
  • The announcement follows bans of President Donald Trump's official accounts  from Facebook and Twitter. 

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