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      Google bans Parler from Android app store

      Timothy B. Lee · news.movim.eu / ArsTechnica · Saturday, 9 January, 2021 - 02:10

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    Google has banned the conservative social media app Parler from its Play Store for Android.

    In a statement to Ars, Google said it was enforcing long-standing policies requiring that social media apps remove "egregious content like posts that incite violence."

    " We’re aware of continued posting in the Parler app that seeks to incite ongoing violence in the US," a Google spokesman told Ars. "In light of this ongoing and urgent public safety threat, we are suspending the app’s listings from the Play Store until it addresses these issues."

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