The Parler social media service, which is supported mainly by conservatives, is again available in the Apple App Store of Apple, after its removal, following the events that took place on January 6 in the US Capitol. The update of the application includes “Improved reporting tools for threats and incitement", According to the App Store listing.
According to information, the updated app for iOS will also filter posts on iPhone and iPad labeled "hate" by Parler Surveillance, although these posts will still be available for viewing on other devices and over the web. Parler has not commented, but told The Washington Post that it seeks to find a common voyage with Apple.
"At Parler we respect the First Amendment, which means protecting freedom of expression and conscience", Said the Amy Peikoff, head of Parler policy. "We allow a maximum amount of legally protected expression."
Parler, a social network popular with conservatives and the far right, went offline in January after being taken down by Apple, the Google and Amazon. The tech giants took action to distance themselves from the Parler app, as concerns grew that the service could be used to promote more violence.
Last month, Apple wrote in a letter to Republican lawmakers that it had approved changes proposed by Parler and expected the app to return to its App Store as soon as it was notified of those fixes. In the letter, the iPhone manufacturer said that it initially removed the application from its platform because its evaluation team "found a significant number of posts”Who violated the company rules by“unacceptable content", Including posts that"they encouraged violence, underestimated various ethnic groups, races and religions, glorified Nazism and promoted violence against certain people."
The app is available again from Monday at the Apple App Store.