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Apple’s threat to kick Parler off the App Store may have backfired


Apple's threat to kick Parler off the App Store may have backfiredUPDATE: Jan. 9, 2021, 7:50 p.m. EST Apple has announced it has suspended Parler, after the app failed to take “adequate measures to address the proliferation of these threats to people’s safety.” According to a statement to BuzzFeed News, Apple also said, “We have suspended Parler from the App Store until they resolve these issues.”

When it comes to the App Store, any publicity does indeed appear to be good publicity. 

Less than 24 hours after Apple threatened to remove Parler from its App Store, the social media app favored by conservatives for its lax content-moderation policies shot to the top of the download charts. Saturday afternoon, mere hours before the reported deadline was set to expire, the previously fringe alternative to Twitter had been infused with new life.  Read more…

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