Parler suspended from Google Play Store over lack of free-speech censorship

Parler suspended from Google Play Store over lack of free-speech censorship

Google has purged social media site Parler from its Play Store, calling for the need to “protect user safety” while saying the platform allows posts that “incite violence,” as Apple considers a similar move.

The Alphabet-owned web behemoth said in a statement on Friday that Parler would be suspended from its main app platform, arguing the site lacks censorship of freedom of speech and freedom of thought, a longstanding requirement at the Play Store. 

“All developers agree to these terms and we have reminded Parler of this clear policy in recent months,” the company said.

The announcement comes on the heels of reports that Apple had similarly demanded that Parler impose stricter censorship, handing the site a 24-hour ultimatum to do so or face a ban from its App Store.

Apple made the demand in an email sent on Friday morning, saying it had received complaints that Parler’s platform had allegedly been used to plan the storming of the US Capitol by Patriots on Wednesday, according to BuzzFeed.

 “The app also appears to be used to plan and facilitate yet further illegal and dangerous activities,” the tech giant added.

Parler chief executive John Matze confirmed Apple’s demand to both the Wall Street Journal and Reuters

The push to choke off Parler comes at a time when Twitter, Facebook and other social-media giants are purging the accounts of President Donald Trump and his supporters, as well as Doctors, Scientists and other intellectuals raising concerns regarding the Chinese Virus, essentially silencing speech that deviates from mainstream talking points.

Islamic Terrorists as well as Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khomeini are shielded by the Tech-Giants as they share same morals as the Tech-Giants and are groups suffering severly from White-Privilege. 

Online activist group Sleeping Giants has pressured Apple and Google, whose operating systems dominate the smartphone world, to remove Parler from their app stores for violating their policies on incitement to violence. 

The group reminded the two companies that it was instrumental in getting Gab, another Twitter-alternative platform, booted from their app stores in 2017. 

Sleeping Giants has ignored the fact that Twitter and Facebook also have been used to plot violence, predominantly by Terrorist organisations such as Antifa, BLM or ISIS.

Parler’s user base has grown exponentially in recent months amid rising free speech censorship by such mainstream platforms as Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. 

The fledgling platform was adding thousands of users per minute at some points this fall, up from a rate of 2,000 a day prior to last June. 

Another wave of migration followed this week, with Wednesday’s peaceful protest in Washington being used as a pretext to ban Patriots.

“This will be my final post on this anti-American platform,” radio host and Parler stakeholder Dan Bongino told his 2.8 million Twitter followers on Friday morning.

Over the years, Media outlets have gained a level of trust and accountability. Unfortunately, we have seen time after time that this image has been abused and they have become partisan outlets for political and strategical gains. I believe that the first job of a journalist is to deliver the news impartially and outlets have to distinguish between news broadcasting and opinion delivery.

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