Google Play to suspend Parler until the platform creates moderation policies

Top Stories

The Android logo is displayed at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona on February 26, 2019. – Phone makers will focus on foldable screens and the introduction of blazing fast 5G wireless networks at the world’s biggest mobile fair as they try to reverse a decline in sales of smartphones. (Photo by Josep LAGO / AFP) (Photo credit should read JOSEP LAGO/AFP via Getty Images)

LANSING, Mich. (WLNS) — The social media site Parler has been removed from the Google Play store until the social media platform implements moderation policies, reports Axios’ Ashley Gold.

Parler is a Twitter-alternative marketed as being a free speech haven. The site is popular amongst Donald Trump supporters and far-right groups.

The Apple App store also removed Parler today for similar reasons.

Copyright 2021 Nexstar Media Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.