Google has brought Parler back to the Play Store
Google allowed Parler to return to the Google Play Store, according to Tweet from the social media platform, after it removed the app in January 2021, citing the platform’s lack of moderation in posts that incite violence in the US Capitol. Apple reinstalled Parler to its App Store in May 2021, after temporarily removing it at the same time as Google.
Parler, which advertises itself as a platform for free speech, has agreed to format posts that appear in the Play Store app, according to Bloomberg Report. The company previously said the edge That it has a similar deal that allows it to stay on the App Store – “Anything that’s allowed on the Parler Network but not in the iOS app will still be available through our web-based and Android versions.” (The Android version, at the time, was available via sideload, and therefore did not have to comply with Google Play policies.) The company also said its algorithm can detect violent content that violates its guidelines.
Parler isn’t the only social network in talks with Google to get into the Play Store — former President Donald Trump’s social network, Truth Social, has faced similar challenges. As the company behind the app, Digital World Acquisition Corp., faces rising bills, it says it is working “in good faith with Google” to gain access to its app distribution platform. Meanwhile, Trump has used the platform to post messages that may put Truth Social in conflict with the Play Store’s user-generated content policy.