Parler got approved by Apple and will be making a return to the iOS app store.
On Monday, the iPhone maker sent a letter to Congress in which it stated how Parler got the approval from Apple in returning to the iOS app store following changes made by the social media company to better detect and decrease hate speech and provocation.
The way of the Parler app becomes clear. It’s a popular app that is popular with many conservatives and a few members of the opposite side. It now can be once again get downloaded on Apple devices.
The letter got sent to Senator Mike Lee, and Rep.Ken Buck described that in January, Apple removed that app from its app store because it violated some policies. Parler has now offered to make updates to the app and how it manages its content practices.
The letter continued to explain that on April 14, the review team of Apple’s app let Parler know that the changes were enough.
All that needed to get done is for Parler to apply those changes.
Further, the letter stated:
“Apple anticipates that the updated Parler app will become available immediately upon Parler releasing it.”
Apple has not made any comment as of yet.
However, on Monday evening in a statement according to Parler, they will be relaunching on the app store of Apple in the April 26 week.
Parler further said that the apple version of Parler has some posts that will get blocked, which generally would be available on Parler.
However, such posts will be available on the Android version of Parler.
Interim CEO of Parler, Mark Meckler said:
“Parler has and will always be a free and open forum where users could engage in the free exchange of ideas in the full spirit of the First Amendment to the United States Constitution……We have worked to put in place systems that will better detect unlawful speech and allow users to filter content undesirable to them while maintaining our strict prohibition against content moderation based on viewpoint.”
An alternative to Facebook and Twitter, which claims to have free speech is Parler.
In January, many major tech platforms removed this app after the US Capitol riots.
Companies like Apple, Google, and Amazon Web Services (that hosted their products) removed Parler.
The three tech companies said that the reason they removed Parler was because of the violent speech on there.
Later on, Parler also admitted that many other companies also removed them, making it shut down their services.
On 15 February, the app came back online, but after the removal of its CEO from the board.
It further took Parker two months for Apple’s approval to have it relaunched on its app store.