Reportedly, the Apple has removed a social networking app named Parler from the App Store due to policy violation, along with not providing any updated moderation plan.
Actually, there has been an increase in social networking posts which incite violation against politicians, law enforcement, and organization that supports, since the US Capitol Building riot on 6th of January.
A number of such posts are found on the conservative social networking app called Parler which contain threats on Vice President, police and even another social network giant Twitter.
Recently, the Buzzled News obtained the email which Apple has sent to Parler mentioning that the app is violating various policies related in the user content displayed withing the its app.
The sent letter actually includes, “Your CEO was quoted recently saying “But I don’t feel responsible for any of this and neither should the platform, considering we’re a neutral town square that just adheres to the law.” We want to be clear that Parler is in fact responsible for all the user generated content present on your service and for ensuring that this content meets App Store requirements for the safety and protection of our users. We won’t distribute apps that present dangerous and harmful content,”
Means, if the Parler needs to be available on App Store, it must remove all objectionable content from its application, create moderation plan and re-submit its app for review once again.
In addition to above details, the Apple also warned the Parler, “To ensure there is no interruption of the availability of your app on the App Store, please submit an update and the requested moderation improvement plan within 24 hours of the date of this message. If we do not receive an update compliant with the App Store Review Guidelines and the requested moderation improvement plan in writing within 24 hours, your app will be removed from the App Store,”
So, the app is currently not available on the Apple App Store Since Saturday night, and the users will no longer able to install the app unless the association takes recommended steps.
However, the Parler user who have already installed the application on their Apple devices, will continue working there.