Build your own platform they said.
Apple threatened to kick social media company ‘Parler’ off of its app store if they don’t remove “offensive” content, which we all know means conservative content.
John Matze, the founder of Parler, a pro-First Amendment platform seen as an alternative to Twitter, revealed that Apple contacted him over a week ago via telephone and told him that his site must ban “offensive” content or they will remove Parler from the Apple app store.
“Obviously by offensive they mean conservative content. Twitter is exempt from this clause as they generate more hatred than any platform in history,” Matze said in a Parler post.
According to Parler’s community guidelines:
“Parler desires to stand behind the definition of free speech as laid out in the United States Constitution in order to firmly and clearly state the type of communication that is allowed and that is prohibited within our platform. All users have full control over their account(s) to create and sustain conversations within accepted legal boundaries. Free speech allows users to express themselves on their own profile and spread their message to their followers but it also allows users to avoid speech they do not want to see by blocking/banning or muting content they do not want to see.”
Social media companies are currently protected under the Communications Decency Act, section 230. They are brazen about their hatred and censorship of conservatives and Trump supporters and should be stripped of their special, government-given immunity protections.