Just minutes after the news broke that Apple had given Parler, a social network favored by conservatives and extremists, an ultimatum to implement a full plan to moderate its platform within the next 24 hours or be sent for expulsion from the App Store, Twitter finally banned Donald Trump. Parler is no longer working and users are unable to log in, according to tweets coming in late Friday afternoon.
Twitter users are still learning the great news about Trump’s suspension when users who also have Parler accounts share screenshots showing they don’t have access to their shows.
Parler is basically brick currently pic.twitter.com/AqtHqgq4NL
̵1; Sarah Emmerson (@SarahNEmerson) January 8, 2021
After losing his Twitter platform and Parler’s potential to disappear forever, it remains to be seen how Trump will be able to communicate with his fan base.
How will Trump counteract the devastating blow of Twitter during the digital “Trial of Fight?” Same as the loss of lawsuits in real life?
– SupremeForeignMeddler (@ForeignMeddler) January 8, 2021
Parler can be reformed if Apple’s strict guidelines are followed.
Parler is down and Apple has just given Parler 24 hours to “improve moderation” or they have been banned from the App Store https://t.co/I1JpakRG7I
– Boing Boing (@BoingBoing) January 9, 2021
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