Wednesday, April 21, 2021 by: Ethan Huff
It is official: The “alternative” social media platform Parler is returning to Apple’s App Store. The only reason this is occurring, though, is because Parler capitulated to Apple’s demand that it censor content and basically turn the Parler platform into another Twitter.
Parler got itself into Apple’s crosshairs back in January after the Capitol “insurrection” sent Big Tech into a censorship tizzy. For refusing to silence free speech, Parler was blamed for the “riots” that we now know never actually occurred and were largely staged as part of an anti-Trump false flag event.
For months, Parler was offline because its system provider took it offline. Apple also removed Parler from the App Store, preventing any further downloads of the application.
In recent days, Apple gave Parler an ultimatum: Censor content or never again be allowed back into the App Store. Parler ultimately took the bait and is now being let back in to the App Store.
According to Apple, Parler’s new moderation process is “sufficient” enough to have the platform return to the App Store. Time will tell what the new process entails.
“Apple anticipates that the updated Parler app will become available immediately upon Parler releasing it,” Apple proudly announced in a letter.
Prior to the “update,” Parler was accused by Apple and other leftist entities of harboring “hate.” Parler also “incited violence,” according to liberals, and thus had to be removed until every last trace of “hate” and “incited violence” was pulled from the platform.
Parler has become just another Twitter
Prior to getting the axe, Parler was the number-one most popular social media platform for conservatives. It grew exponentially in and around the time of the 2020 election, as well as after when many speculated that QAnon had a few last-minute tricks up its sleeve.
When nothing became of the election fraud scandal other than the installment of Resident Joe Biden into the White House, Parler faded into oblivion for the most part, especially after losing its servers.
Now, Parler is hoping to revive itself as Twitter 2.0, though many conservatives will likely skip out now that they can no longer speak their minds there.
Right before the ban, former Parler CEO John Matze had some choice words to say about Apple, revealing that the tech giant would be “banning Parler until we give up free speech, institute broad and invasive policies like Twitter and Facebook and we become a surveillance platform by pursuing guilt of those who use Parler before innocence.” Not long after, Matze was fired from the company.
The “new and improved” Parler without Matze has since done a complete 180-degree turn and is now planning to do all of those things that Matze just a few months ago condemned.
Matze stated way back when that Apple is a “software monopoly” that essentially makes up the rules as it goes along. By falsely accusing the old Parler of inciting “violence” by refusing to censor its users, Apple got away with axing Parler from its App Store, only to now reinstate it in stripped-down form.
“This was a perfect opportunity for Parler to sue Apple and all the other goons for breach of contract and slander,” wrote one commenter at Zero Hedge. “The money could have been used to build out something better. Oh well.”
“Better to get off, stay off, and develop alternatives that do not get canceled just before elections, handing the win to whomever Apple chooses,” wrote another. “As for Parler, nobody mentions how the new CEO is all for George Soros … this tells you all you need to know about how Parler will be used.”
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