Big Tech To Ban Parler: Must Develop Content Moderation Plan
The fastest growing alternative to Facebook and Twitter, Parler is being pressured by Big Tech to moderate the content on their site.
On Friday, Apple and Google suspended Parler from their app stores, saying that Parler is not censoring out the political posts on the platform that ‘incite violence.’
A spokesperson for Google said that Parler will be suspended until the ‘Free Speech’ platform develops and implements a ‘content moderation plan’ to address what they call the ‘public safety threat.’
However, Parler will still be available on the web, and those who already have the app will not have it removed from their device.
Apple is giving Parler 24 hours to ‘moderate’ the content, or it will permanently be removed from their App Store.
Parler was founded in 2018, by University of Denver Graduate John Matze, who founded the platform to welcome all speech, uncensored. Parler began rapidly growing after conservatives started switching platforms and moving away from Facebook and Twitter due to alleged censorship.
Some high profile Parler users include Donald Trump Jr., iSen. Ted Cruz (R) out of Texas, Pro-Trump Attorney Lin Woods and Candice Owens.
Many critics argue that Big Tech is overstepping their bounds, and some are calling for a massive class action lawsuit of the Big Tech Companies.
John Matze has indicated that he will not censor the speech on his platform. He called out Apple and Google for being Hypocrites and after President Donald Trump was suspended, Matze made a statement on his platform saying,
“If free speech truly is the enemy and we must restrict and censor the voices of people to keep our country safe then our country is already lost,”
He continued on to say,
“If one man’s voice is a threat to our nation but his holding of the presidential office is not, than it is apparent the powers of the presidency are less powerful than a single voice. why should any of us settle to giving up our rights to free speech?”
“It’s clear that Facebook and Twitter believe the American people are weak. they insult our founding fathers by suggesting Zuckerberg and Dorsey know what is best for us.
They are not platforms but publishers.”