Apple has blocked Parler from returning to its App Store, which would have allowed new users to download the social media app on iPhones.
“After having reviewed the new information, we do not believe these changes are sufficient to comply with App Store Review guidelines,” Apple told Parler on February 25, according to a report by Bloomberg. “There is no place for hateful, racist, discriminatory content on the App Store.”
Apple had joined Google in banning Parler from its App Store in January after the Capitol Hill riot, claiming that the platform did not adequately implement moderation policies that crack down on free speech. The move effectively excluded the app from all Apple smartphones.