In a recent interview with Fox News, Parler’s interim CEO Mark Meckler says that he is positive the platform will return to the App Store on iPhone and iPad soon, despite previously being removed for masses of unmoderated content that incited violence.
The far-right social media site was pulled from the Google Play Store for the lack of moderation and threats of violence. Apple shortly followed suite and removed it from the App Store, saying that they “have continued to find direct threats of violence and calls to incite lawless action”.
Parler also suffered downtime after being banned from its host platform AWS, owned by Amazon. It took legal action but failed to get reinstated on AWS.
Meckler says he is “pretty positive that we’ll be back on the Apple App Store pretty soon” although makes no suggestions on how Parler will achieve that. Apple CEO Tim Cook said Parler has been suspsended from the App Store and will be allowed in “if they get their moderation together”.
The interim CEO also goes on to say that Parler will probably not return to Google, claiming “they’re not for Free Speech, they’re anti-Free Speech”.