- Google issues a warning
Google has pulled the Parler app from its mobile app store a day after the US President joined the website.
Parler is a microblogging and Twitter-like website that believes in free speech.
Many Trump supporters who had been sanctions at various sites for bigotry posts are members of the website.
On Friday, the app giant said it pulled Parler for allowing “egregious content” that could incite similar violence as seen on Wednesday in Capitol Hill.
Google replies to AFP inquiry that “We’re aware of continued posting in the Parler app that seeks to incite ongoing violence in the US.”
The company added, “For us to distribute an app through Google Play, we do require that apps implement robust moderation for egregious content,” referring to its shop for digital content tailored for Android-powered devices.
Before an app is submitted to Google app store, the poster is asked to sign policies and enforcement practices that curb posts inciting violence.
“In light of this ongoing and urgent public safety threat, we are suspending the app’s listings from the Play Store until it addresses these issues,” Google said.
According to reports, Apple has warned Parler to ensure measures to prevent users from planning illegal, violent activities on the platform are put in place or faced a removal.
Donald Trump’s problem escalated on Wednesday after he incited his followers to invade Capitol Hill, where lawmakers were confirming the certification of the President-elect, Joe Biden in an attempt to overturn the election.
Facebook, Google and Twitter banned the President after the violent protest that led to the death of five people, including a police officer and the arrest of over 50 protesters.
Mr Trump moved to Parler, a safe haven for his fans, since his dependence on his favourites social media were withdrawn.
On Friday, Facebook and Twitter permanently ban the President citing some of his posts that led to the violence in capitol Hill.