Parler is back on Apple's App Store

Parler is back on Apple’s App Store

Parlor Social Media App on Apple's App Store

Parlor Social Media App on Apple’s App Store.

Stephen Shankland / CNET

The Conservative social media service parlor is once again available on Apple’s iOS App Store after being removed following the January 6 attack on the US Capitol. The updated version of the app includes “advanced threat and abetment reporting tools” according to the App Store listing.

The updated iOS app will reportedly filter out posts on iPhones and iPads labeled “haters” by the parlor’s moderation system, although these posts will still be available for viewing on other devices and via the web. The parlor did not respond to CNET’s request for comment, but told the Washington Post that it is trying to find common ground with Apple.

“We at the parlor accept the entire First Amendment, which means that freedom of expression and discretion are protected,” the parlor’s chief policy officer Amy Peikoff told the Post. “We allow the maximum amount of legally protected speech.”

The parlor, a social network popular among conservatives and right-wing extremists, went offline in January after Apple removed it, Google And Amazon. Tech giants took action to distance themselves from the parlor as concerns grew that the service could be used to promote more violence.

Last month, Apple said in a letter to Republican lawmakers The proposed changes were approved by the parlor And the app is expected to return to its App Store after being updated with those improvements. In the letter, the iPhone maker said it originally removed the app from its platform because its review team “received a significant number of posts” that violated company rules against “objectionable content”, including posts Those who “encouraged violence, discredited various ethnic groups”, castes and religions glorified Nazism and called for violence against specific people.

Website for social network Returned in february, And as of Monday, the app is available again on Apple’s virtual storefront.

Apple did not respond to a request for comment.

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