Apple warns Parler that it will be kicked out of App store if it doesn't deliver moderation plan

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      BuzzFeed News has reported that Apple is prepared to punish the Parler microblogging social network after complaints about its role in the storming of the U.S. Capitol.

      Parler, which is often used by conservatives and extremists, must install a "full moderation plan" within 24 hours or else it will be expelled from Apple's App store.

      The warning came in an email from Apple, which was obtained by BuzzFeed.

      “The app also appears to continue to be used to plan and facilitate yet further illegal and dangerous activities," the email stated.

      Five people died in the January 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol.

      The rioters stormed the building after being urged to go there by President Donald Trump on the day that the Electoral College votes were scheduled to be certified.

      "We will not cave to pressure from anti-competitive actors!" Parler CEO John Matze declared on his platform. "We will and always have enforced our rules against violence and illegal activity. But we WONT cave to politically motivated companies and those authoritarians who hate free speech!”

      It's been reported that Parler receives funding from the billionaire Mercer family, who invested millions into the right-wing media outlet Breitbart.

      In November, Matze criticized Twitter for placing warning labels on tweets by Trump.


      Apple followed through on its threat and removed Parler from its App store.