In a major blow to free & conservative speech, Apple suspended Parler from the App Store. The logic used in the move is achingly hypocritical. They say the social networking service has not taken adequate measures to prevent the spread of posts inciting violence.
“We have suspended Parler from the App Store until they resolve these issues,” the iPhone maker said in a statement Saturday.
But, Apple’s iPhone was used to coordinate the San Bernardino terrorist attack in 2015 that lead to the death of 14 people and 22 additional injured. After the attack, Apple cited “user privacy” when the FBI requested them to unlock the phone of one of the terrorists and took no responsibility to prevent use of their product to kill people.
Apple and countless other companies have devices and services used to coordinate terror.
How about going after the people instead of the companies? What a novel idea.