Earlier this year, Apple suspended Parler app from its online store for allegedly not moderating content relating to the deadly riot at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6. Today, Apple announced that they have reverted their decision allowing Parler back into their app platform.
To get back on Apple’s iPhones app store, Parler must have demonstrated that they now have the ability to “effectively moderate and filter the dangerous and harmful content on their service.”
“We continue to have a platform that is a free speech platform,” said Parler interim CEO Mark Meckler on Fox Business back in February.”We’re going to be using artificial intelligence to screen comments out for illegal activity, things that you would not be allowed to do in the in the public square. And we can go one step further for free speech once we screen those comments out. There’s human intervention to make sure that that screening was correct. But it’s really only illegal activity that’s going to be screened out off of Parler.”
On March 31, @SenMikeLee and I sent a letter demanding answers about why Apple removed Parler from the App Store.
🚨Today, we received a response: Parler will be reinstated on the App Store. Huge win for free speech. pic.twitter.com/FQBDSSSFGk
— Congressman Ken Buck (@RepKenBuck) April 19, 2021