The truth is not social Google’s app store also allowsbut another ostensibly idle social network on the same track just made a comeback there. ParlerA social app designed to appeal to pro-Trump social media users who shut down mainstream platforms is back on the Google Play Store more than a year after its launch.
Google Removed Parler Last January, due to concerns about the content on the app, IViolence sparked during capitol attack. Although Paller agrees Scan for hate speech And cleaned up some posts on the iOS version of the app to get back into Apple’s App Store, the Android version of Parler never made it back to the official Android app market. While it’s not officially available on mobile operating systems, the Android version of Parler can still be downloaded directly from the app’s website, while the iOS app doesn’t offer this option.
Google explained the decision to reinstate Parler in a statement provided to TechCrunch:
Parler appears to have decided to implement the same additional moderation measures as apps added on iOS to re-enter the Google Play Store. Google noted that the app made meaningful changes to comply with company policies and address concerns about incitement to violence that led Google to take it down more than a year ago.
Republican Donor and Trump Supporter Rebecca Mercer Founding CEO John Matze who launched Parler At the beginning of last year, although Mercer had mostly keep a low profile In the company. She was reportedly a founding investor in Parler, who sought to bootstrap the app and keep it post-election as major tech platforms tightened rules on extremist content following the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol. momentum.