Apple’s App Store Refuses Parler’s Return

Apple’s App Store Refuses Parler’s Return

After the uprising at the US Capitol in January, social media app Parler was booted from Apple’s App Store, Google Play, and the Amazon App Store. Reportedly, the network was used to organize the protests that led to the uprising and many believed Parler was directly involved. Shortly after this news, Amazon refused to continue hosing Parler’s website via Amazon Web Services (AWS). The site went dark for several weeks but returned last month.

This week Parler updated their usage agreement and re-submitted their mobile app to Apple. To Parler’s dismay, it was again denied. Apple claims the network’s updated usage agreement still does not comply to App Store policies. Some are saying Apple is overstepping their authority while others stand behind Apple’s decision.

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