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Apple allows social app Parler to be relaunched

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The Parler logo is seen on an Apple iPhone in this photo illustration in Warsaw, Poland on January 10, 2021. . (Photo by Jaap Arriens/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

Apple announced on Monday (19th) that it has reached an agreement with the operator of the right-wing social application Parler to allow Parler to be re-listed in the Apple online store.

After a mob attack on Capitol Hill in the United States in January this year, Apple ordered Parler to be removed from the shelves. Apple wrote to two Republican congressmen, stating that the company has been in dialogue with Parler to discuss how to improve the Parler platform and supervise the content released. Before being ordered to be taken off the shelves, Parler was popular with right-wing activists. The platform was full of hate speech, Nazi photos and short videos, conspiracy theories, and other messages suspected of inciting and advocating violence.

The company did not disclose the details of the agreement reached with Parler, did not know what improvement measures Parler would take, and did not know the specific date for re-listing.

In addition, the Google Group, which also delisted Parler, reiterated its statement made in January this year that as long as Parler complies with the group’s policies, it welcomes the set of apps to be relaunched in the Play store at any time.

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