The Daily Populous

Saturday January 9th, 2021 day edition

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Apple has informed the social media network Parler that it has 24 hours to rid the platform of inappropriate content, or else face removal from the App Store.

The news was first reported by Input Mag, who obtained a copy of the email sent from Apple to Parler.

Apple says that Parler is responsible for all user-generated content, as per the App Store Review Guidelines.

Apple specifically cites the “illegal activities” that took place in Washington D.C. on January 6 as an example.

If the content cited by Apple, and all similar content, is not removed within the next 24 hours, then the Parler app will be kicked out of the App Store.

Apple specifically cites guideline 1.2 of its App Store Review Guidelines, which says that apps with user-generated content must also have precautions in place to manage objections content:.

Guideline 1.2 – Safety – User Generated Content Your app enables the display of user-generated content but does not have sufficient precautions in place to effectively manage objectionable content present in your app. »

Parler social media app removed from Google Play Store

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(CNN Business) Parler, the alternative social media platform popular with conservatives, has been banned from the Google Play Store, Google told CNN Business Friday evening.

"We're aware of continued posting in the Parler app that seeks to incite ongoing violence in the US," a Google spokesperson said.

Because Android allows for third-party app stores, Parler can still be hosted on app stores not operated by Google. »

DC police made far more arrests at height of Black Lives Matter protests than during Capitol clash

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DC police arrested more than five times as many people at the height of the Black Lives Matter protests last summer than they did during the day of insurrection at the Capitol, according to a CNN analysis of Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) data .

The stark disparity in arrests came even though more DC officers were injured during the Capitol mayhem, which left five people dead, including a police officer.

"It's so, so insulting to racial justice activists that have been bringing attention to Black lives that have been lost," said Anthony Lorenzo Green, one of the activists leading the Black Lives Matter DC group. »

Editorial: Resign, Senator Cruz. Your lies cost lives.

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That of a man he called in 2016 a “narcissist,” a “pathological liar” and “utterly amoral.”.

Not staging a costly government shutdown to repeal the Affordable Care Act in 2013 that cost the economy billions.

Resign, Mr. Cruz, and deliver Texas from the shame of calling you our senator. »