“We have 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. 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,” according to the tech giant in a statement.
On the other hand, Amazon suspended its webhosting for the social network. In an e-mail sent to Parler, the e-commerce giant wrote, “Recently, we’ve seen a steady increase in this violent content on your website, all of which violates our terms It’s clear that Parler does not have an effective process to comply with the AWS terms of service,” as quoted by BuzzFeed.
Meanwhile, Google said its suspension of the app will last until the developers commit to a moderation and enforcement policy, that protects users from fake news and calls for violence.
“In order to protect user safety on Google Play, our longstanding policies require that apps displaying user-generated content have moderation policies and enforcement that removes egregious content like posts that incite violence. All developers agree to these terms and we have reminded Parler of this clear policy in recent months. We’re aware of continued posting in the Parler app that seeks to incite ongoing violence in the US.” A Google spokesperson told Tech Crunch.