In response to Dorsey’s tweet, Parler CEO John Matze commented, “Yeah, we were number one until the fake news rage mob at Twitter and your anti-competitive friends went after us.”
Matze added, “That’s real cute.”
Parler was removed from the app stores run by both Apple and Google. Both companies assert that the social media app failed to moderate incendiary discussions.
Apple said in in a statement that it has “always supported diverse points of view being represented on the App Store, but there is no place on our platform for threats of violence and illegal activity.”
It added, “Parler has not taken adequate measures to address the proliferation of these threats to people’s safety. We have suspended Parler from the App Store until they resolve these issues,” reads a statement from the company on Saturday evening.”
Apple has issued an ultimatum to Parler on Friday demanding the social media app to delete content in violation with its policies and give a plan on how it would remove content promoting violence.