Google suspends right-wing app ‘Parler’ from Google Play Store

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SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (KRON) — Google announced Friday it is suspending the app Parler from the Google Play Store.

Parler is an American microblogging and social networking service.

It has a significant user base of President Donald Trump supporters, conservatives, conspiracy theorists, and right-wing extremists.

“We’re aware of continued posting in the Parler app that seeks to incite ongoing violence in the U.S.” a Google Spokesperson wrote, in part, in a statement posted Friday.

They’re referring to the mob of President Trump supporters who violently attacked the U.S. Capitol earlier this week.

According to its website, Parler is a space to “speak freely” and express yourself without fear of being “deplatformed” for your views.

Apple has reportedly threatened to ban the application as well following the riots.

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