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Parler Back On Apple App Store, COO George Farmer Named New CEO

  • Parler, the social media app popular with right-wing U.S. conservatives’ has returned to Apple Inc’s (NASDAQ: AAPL) App Store Monday, after Apple had debarred it following the Jan. 6 U.S. Capitol riot, Reuters reports.

  • Parler COO George Farmer was also appointed as the new CEO. He will succeed interim CEO Mark Meckler, who will be departing from the company.

  • Earlier this year, Parler co-founder and CEO, John Matze was terminated for financially supporting and being a candidate for the U.K.’s Brexit Party and active involvement in business and politics on both sides of the Atlantic.

  • Last month Apple agreed to readmit Parler into its App Store after submitting an app that complied with Apple’s content moderation policies.

  • Anything not allowed in the App Store will be available on Parler’s web-based and Android versions.

  • Parler is still seeking Apple’s permit for users to access hate speech behind a warning label, the Washington Post reports.

  • Posts categorized as “hate” by Parler’s new artificial intelligence moderation system will not be visible on iPhones or iPads.

  • Several tech companies severed ties with Parler following the Capital Riot incident, including Amazon.com Inc (NASDAQ: AMZN) and Alphabet Inc (NASDAQ: GOOG) (NASDAQ: GOOGL).

  • Parler returned online in February with private cloud infrastructure SkySilk.

  • Parler remained available on Android.

  • Price action: AAPL shares traded lower by 0.98% at $126.20 on the last check Monday.

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