Google removes Parler app from store, Apple hands it 24-hour notice

Big Tech giants demand content moderation from microblogging app favored by conservatives. Google announced Friday that it removed the Parler microblogging app — a rival to Twitter favored by conservative users and figureheads. The Big Tech giant cited the recent unrest in Washington DC and Parler’s lack of moderation in discussions on the matter, telling the AFP its Google Play app store policies demanded “robust moderation for egregious content.”