Apple has decided to allow the removed social media app Parler to return to the App Store, following changes in how the social media network moderates content. The app had been removed from the App Store back in January.
CNN reports that in a letter to Sen. Mike Lee and Rep. Ken Buck obtained by CNN, Apple said that the app has improved the way it moderates content, and says those changes are “sufficient” for it to return to the App Store. Apple says it is now up to Parler to publish the app to users, in which Apple says it believes it will “become available immediately.”
Apple removed the Parler app from its App Store in January, saying the social network has failed to take “adequate measures to address the proliferation” of “threats to people’s safety.”
The Cupertino firm said there is “no place on our platform for threats of violence and illegal activity,” and said that the app will remain unavailable on the App Store until if and when these issues are resolved.
Since then, Parler fired its CEO and announced that it was developing an AI content-moderation system.
As of this writing, the Parler app is not yet again available in the App Store.