5:20 PM PT — The deadline has come and gone for Parler to get its act together to Apple’s standards — because the tech company has officially wiped it from their app store until they can submit a plan that Apple considers up to snuff. If Trump didn’t download it before today … he’s outta luck.
President Trump might have to resort to opening a MySpace account to be “online” — because the guy can’t get bandwidth anywhere else right now … not even on Shopify.
DT has been banned from a handful of social media apps and social networking websites well beyond Twitter and Facebook/Instagram — which booted him earlier this week after they say he used their platforms to incite a violent insurrection on the U.S. Capitol.
Since then … even more companies have taken steps to keep their pages Trump-free, including some you never thought the Prez might use, be it posting or consuming.
Among those that’ve blocked/restricted Trump and/or Trump content — Pinterest (for #StoptheSteal items), Shopify (for MAGA and other related merch), Twitch (no more Trump live streams), Snapchat (gone is Trump’s account), Reddit (the r/The_Donald thread is dead) and even TikTok (which Trump was trying to ban himself, ironically enough).
Remember, Twitter pulled the plug permanently on Trump’s Twitter account — his go-to platform the past several years — citing further potential calls to violence, directly or indirectly … this after Trump’s 12-hour suspension expired, and he tweeted to his “patriots” yet again.
Twitter’s move to boot him for good also came after Facebook/Instagram did something similar … suspending his account indefinitely, at least until Biden‘s inauguration is done.
There is one place Trump could possibly turn to in order to get his voice on the Internet again — Parler (a social networking site/app that caters to the extreme right) is still open for business … but it too is at risk of getting blacklisted on mainstream app stores.
Google already nixed it entirely — meaning you can’t download it anymore if you’re an Android user — but Apple hasn’t done so yet. On Friday, they gave Parler a 24-hour deadline to provide stricter guidelines about regulating posts … but, it’s still available as of now.
Originally Published — 2:47 PM PT
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