BREAKING: Google Punts Parler From The Play Store

Google has one upped Apple. You see Apple had threatened to remove Parler because planning for the assault on the Capitol this past Wednesday. Google has now banned Parler for being a “ongoing and urgent public safety threat.”

“In order to protect user safety on Google Play, our longstanding policies require that apps displaying user-generated content have moderation policies and enforcement that removes egregious content like posts that incite violence,” a Google spokesperson told ZDNet today.

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

“We’re aware of continued posting in the Parler app that seeks to incite ongoing violence in the US. We recognize that there can be reasonable debate about content policies and that it can be difficult for apps to immediately remove all violative content, but for us to distribute an app through Google Play, we do require that apps implement robust moderation for egregious content.

“In light of this ongoing and urgent public safety threat, we are suspending the app’s listings from the Play Store until it addresses these issues,” the spokesperson said.

I am no fan of Google, but this is the right thing to do and I applaud them for deep sizing Parler. Now we’ll see if Apple will follow suit.

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