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In a probably expected move, Apple has denied Parler, the social media platform designed to promote free speech, reentry onto their app store.
We all see how this is “blackballing” is a huge double standard. If you believe for a second this is just about their app store guidelines; you’re living a fairy tale. This could be more about them not wanting to be the first major big tech company to allow Parler out of the doghouse.
The only thing controversial about Parler, in my opinion, is it actually allows free speech and ideas that someone may not agree with.
It is now conservative to allow free speech? This is where we are at. They don’t prevent anyone with any opinion from using it. To consider it a conservative platform is ludicrous and just trying to play into the brainwashing that it must be evil and bad.
JUST IN – Parler app not allowed back on the Apple store after review.
— Disclose.tv 🚨 (@disclosetv) March 10, 2021
[BLOOMBERG] Parler, the controversial conservative social media app, was denied re-entry to Apple Inc.’s App Store recently after it was kicked off the platform in the wake of the Jan. 6 Capitol riot, documents obtained by Bloomberg show.
On Wednesday, Parler LLC cut its three remaining iOS developers, according to a person familiar with the matter. The company eliminated seven workers in total, most of whom were contractors. The other staff worked on Parler TV and quality assurance, said the person, who asked not to be identified discussing private matters.
“After having reviewed the new information, we do not believe these changes are sufficient to comply with App Store Review guidelines” Apple wrote to Parler’s chief policy officer on Feb. 25. “There is no place for hateful, racist, discriminatory content on the App Store.”
Apple said that Parler’s new community guidelines, released when the service came back online Feb. 15, were insufficient to comply with the App store rules.
“In fact, simple searches reveal highly objectionable content, including easily identified offensive uses of derogatory terms regarding race, religion and sexual orientation, as well as Nazi symbols,” Apple wrote to Parler in a letter, a copy of which was obtained by Bloomberg. “For these reasons your app cannot be returned to the App Store for distribution until it complies with the guidelines.”
Parler’s community guidelines were written by Chief Policy Officer Amy Peikoff, according to two people familiar with the matter. Parler did not immediately respond to a request for comment on Wednesday.
*APPLE DENIES PARLER RE-ENTRY TO APP STORE AFTER RECENT REVIEW
— Emma Kinery (@EmmaKinery) March 10, 2021
The Tech oligarchs need their bottom line to falter after enough people leave their platforms for the smaller platforms, which need a minimum critical mass of viewers to thrive and not simply survive.
The big tech oligarchs, censors, and moderators will become less biased and maybe even more friendly to their content creators (and posters) compared to how it is now.
Steve Wozniak made his bones by manufacturing “Blue Boxes,” which were devices that simulated the tones for unauthorized accessing of the Bell System Trunkline to make long-distance calls for free. Jobs stole computer time from other time-sharers for his friends to write code for the first Mac. Apple exists because it pirated the belongings of other people and their companies.
Perhaps Parler ought to learn from their example.
Trying to play nice with the Big Tech oligarchs is a fool’s errand. They want to destroy you, your family, and everything that truly matters. All we can do at this point is eliminate them from every part of our lives where possible. Refuse to give them a nickel as much as it depends on you. Get on, Gab.
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