Parler, a social media app popular with US conservatives, returned to Apple Inc’s App Store on Monday, after the iPhone maker dropped it following the deadly January 6 riot at the US Capitol.
Parler also named George Farmer, the company’s chief operating officer since March, as its new chief executive and said interim CEO Mark Meckler would be leaving.Apple said last month it would readmit Parler into its iOS App Store, after Parler proposed updates to its app and content moderation policies.
“The entire Parler team has worked hard to address Apple’s concerns without compromising our core mission,” said Meckler in an emailed statement.”Anything allowed on the Parler network but not in the iOS app will remain accessible through our web-based and Android versions. This is a win-win for Parler, its users, and free speech.”
The Washington Post said Parler’s Chief Policy Officer Amy Peikoff likened the iOS version of the app to…