Apple has reportedly told the social network Parler that it still can't publish its app in the iPhone and iPad App Store. Apple banned the controversial social network, which is popular with extremists and conspiracy theorists, after The participants posted photos and videos of the mayhem on Parler as it was happening, and soon law enforcement learned the attack had been .
"There is no place for hateful, racist, discriminatory content on the App Store," Apple wrote to Parler's chief policy officer on Feb. 25, according to Bloomberg, which earlier reported the news. At the time, Parler had said it was reworking its moderation rules in response to Apple's concerns. "After having reviewed the new information, we do not believe these changes are sufficient to comply with App Store Review guidelines," said in its message.
Apple wasn't the only tech company to act, either. Within days of the Capitol attack, other tech giants, including Google and Amazon, kicked the social network off their services, against hate speech and violence.
Neither Apple nor Parler immediately responded to requests for comment.
Apple's most recent decision against Parler marks the latest way Silicon Valley companies are attempting to push back against gathering places and publications that are popular with extremists. As Facebook, Twitter and YouTube have, they've collectively banned thousands of accounts. The tech giants have also shut down accounts of high-profile conservative politicians and pundits, who they say are inspiring or participating in hate campaigns.
Conservative politicians such as Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, Missouri Sen. Josh Hawley and former President Donald Trump haveand that the big tech companies are violating people's right to free expression. Trump's own social media accounts were banned from Facebook, Twitter and YouTube following the Jan. 6 attack, over fears violence.