It’s no secret that Cook and Parler have had a falling out. While the exact reasons for their split are unclear, it’s safe to say that Cook was less than thrilled with Parler’s handling of the US Capitol riots. In the days following the riots, Cook reportedly called for Parler to be removed from the App Store, and when the company failed to take action, Cook made good on his threat.
Cook why kicked parler off app
1. Parler was in violation of App Store guidelines before the riots even took place.
2. In the wake of the Capitol riots, Cook likely saw Parler as a liability.
3. It’s also worth noting that Cook has been critical of social media platforms in the past.
4. Finally, it’s possible that Cook simply doesn’t like Parler.
So why did Cook kick Parler off the App Store? There are a few possible reasons.
- First, it’s worth noting that Parler was in violation of App Store guidelines before the riots even took place. According to Apple, apps must “moderate and filter the content” in order to be allowed on the App Store. Parler, however, had a hands-off approach to moderation, which led to the platform being used for hateful and violent content.
- In the wake of the Capitol riots, Cook likely saw Parler as a liability. With the app being used as a platform for conspiracy theories and calls to violence, Cook likely felt that it was only a matter of time before something went wrong. By kicking Parler off the App Store, Cook may have been trying to prevent another incident from taking place.
- It’s also worth noting that Cook has been critical of social media platforms in the past. In 2019, he called for regulation of the industry, stating that “the time for complacency is over.” Cook’s views on social media likely played a role in his decision to kick Parler off the App Store.
- Finally, it’s possible that Cook simply doesn’t like Parler. While this may seem like a petty reason, it’s worth noting that Cook is the CEO of Apple. As such, he has the final say on what apps are allowed on the App Store. If Cook doesn’t like an app, there’s a good chance that it won’t be allowed on the App Store.
So, there you have it. These are some of the possible reasons why Cook decided to kick Parler off the App Store. Whatever his reasons may be, it’s clear that Cook is not a fan of the platform.
What Parler had to say about the situation
“We are disappointed that after working with Parler for several months, Apple decided to give us 24 hours notice and then Kicked us off the App Store. We were planning on releasing an update to our app tonight that would have addressed many of their concerns. Unfortunately, Apple gave us no choice but to leave the App Store. We want to thank our loyal users for all their support. We will continue to work hard to bring you the best social media experience possible.” – John Matze, CEO of Parler