The chief executive of the tech giant, Tim Cook, said on Sunday that if conservatives change the functionality of the social media platform, Parler may return to Apple’s App Store.
After the attack on the U.S. Capitol on January 6, Apple suspended all downloads of the Parler app on the grounds that posts on the platform might trigger further violence. Google and Amazon also severed ties with the company.
In an interview with Fox News on Sunday, Cook said that with the support of President Donald Trump’s supporters, it makes sense to suspend Pele.
Cook said: “We studied the incitement to violence there, and we don’t think there is an intersection between freedom of speech and incitement to violence.”
After Amazon Web Services cut off the platform’s access to Internet servers, Parler sued Amazon on Monday.
Parler accused Amazon of violating antitrust laws and taking action to help social competitor Twitter. The company also prohibited Trump from using remarks that might incite violence
Cook said that as far as Apple is concerned, “we just suspended them.” “So if they review together, they will go back to the App Store.”
After the Capitol attack and Twitter permanently banned Trump, Paller’s popularity skyrocketed, and Cook called it “one of the saddest moments in my life” and “an attack on our democracy.”
He said: “I feel like I’m in some kind of alternative reality.” “This can’t happen.”
The day Apple suspended Parler’s downloads, it was the most downloaded app in the US App Store.
Google also prohibits downloading the application.
Parler was launched in 2018. Its operation is very similar to Twitter, and the profile it follows is consistent with “parleys” (not tweets).
In the early days, the platform attracted the support of ultra-conservative and even extreme right users. But recently, it signed more traditional Republican voices.
Cook said: “There are about 2 million apps in our app store.” “Obviously, we can’t control the content on the Internet. However, we never thought that our platform should be a simple copy of the Internet.
“We have rules and regulations, we just ask people to follow those rules and regulations.”