Apple's threat to kick Parler off the App Store may have backfired

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Apple's threat to kick Parler off the App Store may have backfired

When it comes to the App Store, any publicity does indeed appear to be good publicity. 

Less than 24 hours after Apple threatened to remove Parler from its App Store, the social media app favored by conservatives for its lax content-moderation policies shot to the top of the download charts. Saturday afternoon, mere hours before the reported deadline was set to expire, the previously fringe alternative to Twitter had been infused with new life. 

Parler suddenly found itself listed as the number one free app in the App Store — a ranking undoubtedly, at least in part, thanks to Apple’s threatened ban as people rushed to download the app ahead of any possible removal.  Read more…

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