Google pulls Parler from Play Store for fostering calls to violence

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Google has suspended Parler from the Play Store, as first reported by Axios reporter Ashley Gold. We’ve confirmed the app is no longer on the store.

Here is the full statement, which was shared with The Verge:

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. 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…

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