Parler passes Apple’s requirements for content and moderation and will soon return to the App Store
Apple is allowing social media app Parler to return to the App Store
You can view Apple’s letter to Rep. Buck by looking at a tweet sent by the Colorado Republican that accompanies this article. You’ll find it at the bottom of this page. The other member of Congress that received the letter, Senator Lee, is a Republican representing the state of Utah. The letter is signed by Timothy Powderly, Apple’s Senior Director, Government Affairs, Americas.
While Parler was told on April 14th that Apple has approved its return to the App Store, as we publish this article the app has yet to be listed. In the letter to Congress, Apple did state that it “…anticipates that the updated Parler app will become available immediately upon Parler releasing it.”
On March 31, @SenMikeLee and I sent a letter demanding answers about why Apple removed Parler from the App Store.
Today, we received a response: Parler will be reinstated on the App Store. Huge win for free speech. pic.twitter.com/FQBDSSSFGk
— Congressman Ken Buck (@RepKenBuck) April 19, 2021