Well, it happened folks. In the ongoing saga of outright censorship this week, Apple has removed Twitter alternative Parler from its app store.
Here was Apple's justification:
"We have always supported diverse points of view being represented on the App Store, but there is no place on our platform for threats of violence and illegal activity. Parler has not taken adequate measures to address the proliferation of these threats to people's safety. We have suspended Parler from the App Store until they resolve these issues."
If you haven't used Parler, you might not understand that it's simply a Twitter-adjacent app that was built to counter the censorship routinely employed by Big Tech against those with whom they disagree, and as such has drawn a large conservative following in the last year.
Based on Apple's ban (following Google's yesterday), you might think it's a den of terrorists that are constantly posting death threats and depicting grotesque things – you know, like decapitating the sitting U.S President and holding his head aloft ISIS style.
Certainly, peace-loving and tOleRaNt apps such as Twitter would never allow violence like that:
Screen shot for when she deletes it:
Apple allows that. That is perfectly OK to them.
Okay, okay, but Kathy Griffin is a well known celebrity and technically she posted this before a few years ago, so she gets a pass on reposting it, right? It's not like "Hang Mike Pence" has been trending on Twitter, or that there are other people on Twitter advocating that Trump voters should be tracked and sent to gulags, right??
The Daily Wire's Matt Walsh said it best. This absolutely wretched, despicable content would cause a conservative to be banned in a few seconds flat. If you're posting violence against conservatives, however, it's acceptable. This is, presumably, what Apple means when it talks about representing "diverse points of view" – every point of view that ends in violence against the non-Woke.
Another thing to note: Parler was the #1 free download in the App Store up until the moment it got axed.
Here was the response from Parler creator John Matze:
So where do we go from here? Who's next in Big Tech's crackdown on free speech?
What a time to be alive.