Tech giants block Trump by shutting down Parler

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Apple suspended the Parler app from its app store, saying the social media service had not taken adequate measures to prevent posts’ spread inciting violence.

Apple gave the service 24 hours to present a detailed moderation plan, citing participants who used the service to coordinate the US Congress building blockade on Wednesday.

“Parler has commented until they solve these issues,” the iPhone manufacturer said in a statement.

Apple revealed that it had received complaints about the use of the application by supporters of President Donald Trump to plan and coordinate the infiltration of the Capitol Building last Wednesday.

And Apple considered this a violation of the content and guidelines that users should follow, adding: “We received accusations of using the application to plan and coordinate illegal activities in Washington on January 6, 2021, that resulted in a loss of life, numerous injuries and destruction of property”.

Parler CEO John Matzi said the app “will not give in to politically motivated companies and those who hate freedom of expression.”

Google also decided to delete the Parler app from its store after the acts of violence, sabotage and destruction by Trump supporters on Wednesday evening after they stormed the Congress building in an attempt to prevent the election results that led to the defeat of Trump and the victory of Democrat Joe Biden for the presidency of the United States.

Amazon also informed Parler that it would cut its service from “Amazon Web Services” according to an email obtained by “BuzzFeed News”, and this means that Parler will not be able to work, and it will stop working unless it can find another service provider.

It is noteworthy that “Parler” is an American social networking service that was launched in August 2018 as an alternative to Twitter and is used mainly by people associated with Donald Trump and right-wing currents.