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Google removes Twitter competitor Parler from Play Store

iPhone users can still use the app. Parler is expected that the owners will check the content of the messages, videos and photos and, if necessary, ban them from the platform.

Apple has given Parler 24 hours to apply this so-called content moderation. If this does not happen, users of the iPhone can no longer download the app from the Apple App Store.

Trump fans

Parler, with 10 million subscribers and 4 million active users, is popular with many Trump supporters precisely because users are allowed to publish anything there, while Twitter and Facebook increasingly keep harmful content out. Trump has 2.3 million followers on Parler.

Google has already intervened. The video in which Trump addresses the protesters has been removed from YouTube because it disputes the election results. Those rules were tightened up in December. The erasure of a video of Trump on this platform is also the first time. But Trump doesn’t use YouTube as fanatically as the other platforms.

Trump’s account has been blocked

Twitter permanently blackmailed Trump’s personal account, with 88 million followers, on Friday for repeated calls to violence and the frequent distribution of false information. Trump then moved to another account, that of @POTUS.

This is the official account of the President of the United States, passing from president to president, but not used by Trump for private tweets until now.

Through this account, Trump started a rant against Twitter. Twitter intervened immediately, removing not only the new tweets, but all messages ever sent through the account.

Facebook

Trump’s Facebook account and Instagram account have also been blocked until the end of his term, which ends in two weeks.

CEO Mark Zuckerberg writes that Facebook considers it too great a risk if Trump can use the company’s services, at least until Biden is sworn in.

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