Apple is reportedly allowing Twitter-rival Parler to make a comeback on its App Store after the social media app was banned in January soon after the US Capitol riots. Parler app allowed hate speech and provocation of violence on its platform and all three tech giants– Apple, Google and Amazon removed it.

As per a report by CNN, the app will be allowed to relaunch after the social media has reported changed its policies to manage hate speech better and also block. Apple has informed the same to Congress in a letter. However, it said that Apple’s move to ban Parler was “independent” and it “did not coordinate or otherwise consult with Google or Amazon with respect to that decision.”

“On April 14, Apple’s app review team told Parler that its proposed changes were sufficient as per the letter and Parler is now free to join back App Store. “Apple anticipates that the updated Parler app will become available immediately upon Parler releasing it,” Apple’s letter said as per the report by CNN.

The board at Parler had fired chief executive John Matze after the deadly attack on the US Capitol. Nevada-based Parler was launched in 2018, is similar to Twitter, with profiles to follow and uses the term “parleys” instead of tweets.

As per a report by news agency AFP, In its early days, Parler attracted a crowd of ultraconservative and even extreme-right users. It has since signed up many more traditional Republican voices. Apple suspended all downloads of the Parler app following the attack on the US Capitol, citing postings on the platform that could incite further violence.


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