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They have become media darlings in conservative circles and made the debate over critical race theory a national issue. Rufo, who said he was in touch with then-President Donald Trump’s staff before he issued an executive order last September banning critical race theory’s use by federal agencies, promised in a March tweet to make critical race theory “toxic” in the public imagination. “The goal is to have the public read something crazy in the newspaper and immediately think ‘critical race theory,’” he wrote. “There was the ‘war on Christmas,’ and now everybody is teaching critical race theory. The critical race theory debate became a central issue of last week’s school board race, with Maksymowicz facing calls to resign.
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Biden Administration Forms Blueprint to Combat Domestic Extremism
  + stars: | 2021-06-15 | by ( Zolan Kanno-Youngs | ) www.nytimes.com sentiment -0.67   time to read: +1 min
WASHINGTON — The Biden administration is aiming to bolster information sharing with technology companies, potentially expand hiring of intelligence analysts and improve screening of government employees for ties to domestic terrorism as part of a much-anticipated plan expected to be released on Tuesday detailing how the federal government should combat extremism. President Biden ordered the review of how federal agencies addressed domestic extremism soon after coming into office, part of an effort to more aggressively acknowledge a national security threat that has grown since the Capitol riot on Jan. 6. The 32-page plan synthesizes steps that have been recommended by national security officials — including bolstering relationships with social media companies and improving information sharing among law enforcement agencies — into one blueprint on how to more effectively identify extremists in the country after years of heightened focus on foreign terrorists. “We cannot ignore this threat or wish it away,” Mr. Biden wrote in the strategy document. “Preventing domestic terrorism and reducing the factors that fuel it demand a multifaceted response across the federal government and beyond.”
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Louie Gohmert gave $5,500 to an anti-gay and antisemitic pastor, per The Daily Beast. GOP Rep. Louie Gohmert of Texas reportedly donated $5,500 to an anti-gay and antisemitic pastor last December, but his office says that situation occurred due to a name mix-up, according to The Daily Beast. Sermons listed on his IMDb page include antisemitic titles such as "The Jews Are Our Enemies" and "The Jews Killed Jesus." Aryeh Tuchman, the associate director at the ADL's Center on Extremism, told The Daily Beast that Anderson's movement now includes 30 houses of worship. When The Daily Beast reached out to Anderson, his wife Zsuzsanna said that he was unavailable, but she confirmed that neither she nor her husband personally knew or supported Gohmert.
Persons: Louie Gohmert, Steve Anderson, Gohmert's, Steve Amerson, Connie Hair, William Long, Louie, Bill Long, Matt Gaetz's, William, Anderson, Jesus, Jesus Christ, Aryeh Tuchman, Zsuzsanna, we'll Organizations: GOP, Daily, Federal, Commission, Baptist Church, Anderson Ministries, William & Mary Law School, New, Defamation League, ADL's, Extremism Locations: Texas, Granada Hills , California, Tempe , Arizona, Orlando, Nazi Germany
On TikTok, Jewish creators say speaking about their Judaism comes with a price. Jewish creators said they’re frustrated with the moderation process that has them feeling targeted, though they aren’t exactly sure how or why it’s happening. Others, like Josh Cohen, 19, of London, said they think they’re getting caught in a clumsy algorithm likely designed to protect Jewish creators. Jewish creators said they sometimes run into problems when they reply to antisemitic comments on their pages. Several Jewish TikTok creators told NBC News they, too, have received some version of the "Hitler was right," comment on their page.
Persons: Julia Massey, She’s, Massey, I’m, it's, TikTok, , ” Massey, they’re, Josh Cohen, ’ ” Cohen, Tommer, Yossi, they’ve, ” Yossi, Michael, ” Michael, Hitler, Cohen, ” Cohen, Daniel Kelley, Kelley, ” Kelley Organizations: NBC News, United, TikTok, Defamation League, Jewish Congress, Hamas, Twitter, Extremism, Center for Technology, Society Locations: California, London, United States, Israel, U.K
Sixteen Republican state lawmakers who were in Washington on Jan. 6 still hold public office and continue to pass bills as part of the democracy they attacked. At least 20 Republican state lawmakers were at or near the Jan. 6 riot, and many more spread the type of falsehoods that the angry mob would later use as justification for their cause. At the time, GOP state Senate President Pro Tempore Jake Corman said the Senate had “no cause to act” when faced with calls to remove Mastriano from office. Many attendees of the Jan. 6 riot are running for office, an alarming development that imperils any chance of moving forward. No security measure can protect us from Republican lawmakers determined to use their power to undermine our democracy and spread falsehoods.
Persons: Jan, insurrectionists, Donald Trump’s “, Liz Cheney, Firebrands, Marjorie Taylor Greene, , Mark Finchem, He’s, Finchem, antifa, Sen, Doug Mastriano, Pro Tempore Jake Corman, Trump, Mastriano, didn’t, Mike Shirkey, Shirkey, Mitch McConnell, , Insurrectionists, Karen Fann, Joe Biden’s, Organizations: Capitol, Republican, Republican Party, U.S House Republican, Georgia, Coalition of Western, Defamation League’s, Extremism, Arizona Republicans, GOP, Pro Tempore, Michigan Senate, Michigan Senate GOP, Republican Legislative, Committee Locations: Washington, Wyoming, Arizona, Coalition of Western States, Pennsylvania, Mastriano, Michigan
Survivors, many of whom were teenagers at the time, are determined to confront the far-right ideology which was a catalyst for the attack. "Those opinions, those conspiracies, that hate... is stronger now than it was ten years ago," Hoem told Reuters. Survivors also want to debate publicly some mainstream political attitudes that they say provide the ideological justification for extremist violent actions. Progress, which has repeatedly condemned the Breivik attacks, denies its views help fuel far-right extremism. The new attitude by survivors is a departure from Norway's response at the time, which emphasised unity and consensus.
Persons: Astrid Hoem, Anders Behring Breivik, Breivik, Hoem, Brenton Tarrant, Norwegian Philip Manshaus, Tarrant, Manshaus, Sylvi Listhaug, Hallvard Notaker Organizations: REUTERS, Labour Party youth, New Zealand, Reuters, Labour, Progress Party, Thomson Locations: Utoeya, Norway, Norwegian, Oslo, New, Syria, Europe
In addition, the group said, it received more than 190 reports of possible antisemitic incidents in the week after the fighting began, up from 131 incidents in the week prior. The recent rise comes after already heightened antisemitic incidents over the past few years. He said he was disturbed by reports this week in Los Angeles of antisemitic remarks directed at Jewish diners by people who were also yelling pro-Palestinian messages. Los Angeles police said the incident is being investigated as a hate crime and no arrests were immediately made. "We as a city condemn last night's organized, antisemitic attack," Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti tweeted Wednesday.
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FILE PHOTO: Attorney General Merrick Garland speaks during a hearing on "Domestic Violent Extremism in America." An appeal would signal to civil servants in the Justice Department that Garland will back them in court when they come under fire, Moss said. “For Garland, one interest here is the need to defend the honor and integrity of the department,” Moss said. Before publicly releasing Mueller’s report, Barr sent a letter to congressional leaders and held a news conference that summarized Mueller’s findings. In her decision, Jackson characterized the memo as a “strategic” document, concluding that Barr had come to a predetermined conclusion not to charge Trump with obstruction of justice.
Persons: General Merrick Garland, William Barr, Department’s, Donald Trump’s, Bill O'Leary, Amy Berman Jackson, Barr, Robert Mueller’s, Garland, Bradley Moss, Moss, ” Moss, , ” Mueller, Russia’s, Trump, Mueller, Jackson Organizations: WASHINGTON, U.S, Extremism, Capitol, REUTERS U.S, Justice Department, Senate Democrats, Department, Republican, Citizens Locations: America, Washington , U.S, Washington
Russian prosecutor submits more material in Navalny 'extremism' case - lawyers
  + stars: | 2021-05-17 | by ( ) www.reuters.com sentiment -0.99   time to read: +1 min
Ivan Pavlov, a lawyer defending Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny's Anti-Corruption Foundation (FBK) in an extremism case, speaks with journalists upon his arrival at a court building in Moscow, Russia May 17, 2021. REUTERS/Maxim ShemetovMoscow's prosecutor on Monday submitted a huge amount of new material to a court hearing a request to outlaw jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny's political movement, Navalny's lawyers said. The court is considering the prosecutor's request to declare Navalny's anti-corruption foundation and regional campaign groups as "extremist", a major escalation in a crackdown on supporters of President Vladimir Putin's staunchest critic. Navalny's lawyers posted photographs on social media of the prosecutor's new material -- six gigantic wads of A4 paper. The next court hearing will take place on June 9, the lawyers said.
Persons: Ivan Pavlov, Alexei Navalny's, Maxim Shemetov Moscow's, Vladimir Putin's staunchest, Navalny Organizations: Corruption, REUTERS, United, Thomson Locations: Moscow, Russia, United Russia
Persistent myths like vaccine shedding becoming more extreme on social media. Expert adviceDoctors have been repeating for months that the Covid-19 vaccines are safe for pregnant women, women who are breastfeeding and women who would like to have babies. Accounts populated with hazy art-directed portraits and pastel motivational quotations have been stable homes for Covid-19 vaccine misinformation. The accounts chiefly use Instagram stories, ephemeral content that disappears after 24 hours, to share compilations of what they claim are firsthand accounts of Covid-19 vaccine injuries. "Every day I have somebody messaging me about the vaccine and infertility or periods or fears of getting sick or taking Advil with the vaccine," McBride said.
Persons: Yehuda Goldberg, Brothers Butcher Shoppe, you've, Goldberg, Jennifer Nilsen, Nilsen, Lucy McBride, influencers, Kolina Koltai, Koltai, We've, Robert Bennetts, Bennetts, Brandi Hoffine Barr, hasn't, Carly Benjamin, Benjamin, McBride, It's Organizations: Facebook, Zignal Labs, Harvard University's Technology, Center for Disease Control, Washington , D.C, University of Washington's Center, Information, NBC News Locations: Ontario, Miami, Washington ,, Covid, British Columbia, CrowdTangle, Canada, Washington
U.S. homeland chief touts 'dramatic' efforts to relocate migrant children
  + stars: | 2021-05-13 | by ( Ted Hesson | ) www.reuters.com sentiment -0.60   time to read: +1 min
Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas looks on during a break of a hearing on "Domestic Violent Extremism in America." Alex Wong/Pool via REUTERSWASHINGTON (Reuters) - The top U.S. homeland security official said on Thursday the Biden administration still faced challenges on the U.S.-Mexico border but that it had made extraordinary efforts to move unaccompanied migrant children out of crowded border stations. Federal authorities have reduced the number of unaccompanied children in border stations from a peak of 5,700 in late March to under 500 this week, Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas said in opening remarks at a congressional hearing. The increased arrivals overwhelmed border stations and processing centers in March and April, with hundreds of children kept at times beyond the legal limit of 72 hours. Mayorkas will likely face pointed criticism on Thursday from Republicans, who have sought to make border security a central political issue as they aim to take control of Congress in the 2022 elections.
Persons: Alejandro Mayorkas, Alex Wong, Biden, ” Mayorkas, Donald Trump Organizations: . Homeland, Extremism, Capitol, REUTERS WASHINGTON, Federal, Homeland, Democrat, Republican, Trump Locations: America, Washington , U.S, U.S, Mexico
The ex-president’s blog has drawn a considerably smaller audience than his once-powerful social media accounts, according to engagement data compiled with BuzzSumo, a social media analytics company. The blog posts come in the form of statements that are also sent to supporters via email. A blow to the newest blog’s reach came last week when Twitter booted an account with more than 2,100 followers that primarily shared Trump’s blog posts. Trump’s Twitter ban is permanent, and his temporary YouTube suspension will be lifted when the company decides that the threat of violence is no longer imminent. Research has consistently found no evidence of anti-conservative bias from the most popular social media platforms.
Persons: Donald Trump, Donald J, Trump, , , Newsmax’s Greg Kelly, , Trump’s deplatforming, Jeremy Blackburn, ” Blackburn, Jason Miller, Trump’s, ” Miller Organizations: , Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, CNBC, White, Trump University, Capitol, Research, Trump, New York’s Binghamton University
WASHINGTON — The Department of Homeland Security has begun implementing a strategy to gather and analyze intelligence about security threats from public social media posts, DHS officials said. They said DHS officials have been consulting with social media companies, private companies and nonprofit groups that analyze open-source social media data. DHS officials say that the counterterrorism case for analyzing social media is strong and that they believe social media can be a useful predictor of threats. "We do not, as the FBI, simply patrol social media looking for problems," he said. In a sense, DHS will now do just that, officials said — patrol public social media looking for intelligence pointing to threats.
Persons: WASHINGTON, Sarah Peck, Tasos Katopodis, Hugh Handeyside, Handeyside, Oren Segal, Joe Biden, John Cohen, Cohen, John Godfrey, Derek Chauvin, George Floyd, Adam Schiff, Christopher Wray, Schiff, it's, Wray Organizations: The Department of Homeland Security, U.S, Capitol, DHS, Twitter, Facebook, Capitol Police, American Civil Liberties Union, White House, Extremism, Defamation, FBI, National Guard, House Homeland Security, State, Capitol . Former FBI, NBC News, Intelligence Locations: Washington, U.S, Russia, Iran, Minneapolis
Biden administration joins global campaign against online extremism
  + stars: | 2021-05-08 | by ( ) www.reuters.com sentiment -0.86   time to read: +1 min
A view of the White House in Washington, U.S. January 18, 2021. REUTERS/Jim Bourg/File PhotoThe United States will join a New Zealand-led global campaign to stamp out violent extremism online, the White House said, making a policy change two years after the administration of former president Donald Trump declined to participate. Biden administration spokeswoman Jen Psaki said the United States would join the "Christchurch Call to Action to Eliminate Terrorist and Violent Extremist Content Online" in a statement late Friday. "Countering the use of the internet by terrorists and violent extremists to radicalise and recruit is a significant priority for the United States," Psaki said in the statement. "Joining the coalition of governments and companies that have endorsed the Christchurch Call to Action reinforces the need for collective action."
Persons: Jim Bourg, Donald Trump, Jacinda Ardern, Emmanuel Macron, Biden, Jen Psaki, Psaki, Ardern Organizations: White, REUTERS, New Zealand, Facebook, U.S, Constitution, Thomson Locations: Washington , U.S, States, New Zealand, Christchurch, United States, U.S
Four months after the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol, FBI agents maintain a steady pace of arresting people accused of taking part, as one of the largest criminal investigations in American history keeps growing. The pace of arrests has remain steady, as the FBI sorts through hundreds of thousands of public tips. A New York man, Robert Chapman, bragged on the dating app Bumble that he'd been in the Capitol during the riot. The person he was seeking to date responded, "We are not a match," and notified the FBI. And image 300 shows a person who appeared to throw a two-by-four piece of wood through a Capitol window.
Persons: Robert Chapman, he'd, Reed Christensen of, Jon Schaffer, Prosecutors, Patrick McCaughey, Daniel Hodges, Hodges, Trevor McFadden, Kevin Seefried of, Hunter Organizations: U.S . Capitol, FBI, Extremism, George Washington University, U.S . Capitol Police, Washington's Metropolitan Police, Customs, Capitol, Capitol Police, Confederate, U.S, Republican, Democrat Locations: — Mississippi, North, South Dakota , Vermont, Wyoming, Texas , Pennsylvania, Florida, Washington ,, York, Reed Christensen of Oregon, Washington, An Indiana, West Terrace, Washington , U.S, Kevin Seefried of Delaware
Live Live Updates: Garland Will Seek More Funding to Fight Extremism and Gender Violence President Biden raises the refugee admissions cap, reversing the Trump administration’s low limit. The budget request reflects a commitment to ensure “the civil rights and the civil liberties” of Americans, Mr. Garland is expected to say in his opening remarks. The committee will probably ask Mr. Garland about his request for $1 billion for Justice Department programs related to the Violence Against Women Act, nearly double the 2021 level. The action came about two weeks after Mr. Biden said he would leave Mr. Trump’s limit of 15,000 refugees in place. Mr. Biden did not say whether the government had already managed to accept the 15,000 refugees allowed by his predecessor.
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Russia adds Navalny's regional campaign offices to 'extremism' list
  + stars: | 2021-04-30 | by ( ) www.reuters.com sentiment -0.99   time to read: +1 min
Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny attends a court hearing in Moscow, Russia February 20, 2021. REUTERS/Maxim ShemetovRussia's financial monitoring agency said on Friday it had added jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny's network of regional campaign offices to a list of organisations involved in "terrorism and extremism". A Moscow court is also considering whether to declare Navalny's Anti-Corruption Foundation (FBK) "extremist", a ruling that would give Russian authorities the power to jail activists and freeze bank accounts. Pressure has also been mounting on organisations associated with Navalny since he was arrested in January and jailed the following month. Russian authorities denied any involvement and questioned whether he was even poisoned.
Persons: Alexei Navalny, Maxim Shemetov, Alexei Navalny's, Navalny, Navalny's, Vladimir Putin's, Putin Organizations: REUTERS, Corruption, Thomson Locations: Moscow, Russia
Specific directions showing how to forge Covid-19 vaccination cards have proliferated on conspiracy, pro-Trump and anti-vaccination forums throughout the internet in recent weeks, as users have exploited a largely makeshift verification system. In March, the FBI released a public warning that creating or buying a fake vaccine card is illegal. "CDC has consistently advised states not to post the vaccine card template publicly," CDC spokesperson Kate Grusich said in a statement. Wyoming’s Health Department also confirmed its template was removed April 1, citing "misuse." "If [the CDC card] is just a short-term solution for how we temporarily navigate the world and get back to resuming our normal, then it is probably adequate.
Persons: Biden, York —, they've, Salesforce, Wesleyan University —, Alyssa Miller, Kate Grusich, Hayley Tsukayama, Eva Velasquez Organizations: Trump, Centers for Disease Control, United Airlines, University, Bowdoin College, University of Colorado Boulder, Fairleigh Dickinson University, Fort Lewis College, Rutgers University, Wesleyan University, FBI, CDC, Patriots.Win, Wyoming’s Department of Health, Pfizer, Missouri Department of Health, Senior Services, Missouri Health Department, Wyoming’s Health Department, New, Electronic Frontier Foundation, Theft Resource, Monmouth University Locations: York, Wyoming, Missouri
Today, the Justice Department is opening a civil investigation into the Louisville, Jefferson County Metro government, and the Louisville Metro Police Department to determine whether L.M.P.D. As in every Justice Department investigation, we will follow the facts and the law wherever they lead. Attorney General Merrick B. Garland announced a Justice Department investigation into the police in Louisville, Ky., and the county government on Monday. It is a region where globalization closed factories, driving traditional white working-class Democrats into the arms of Mr. Trump. But Mr. Trump was still enraged at him for not doing more, and his supporters had just ransacked Mr. McCarthy’s office.
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Homeland Security Will Assess How It Identifies Extremism in Its Ranks
  + stars: | 2021-04-26 | by ( Zolan Kanno-Youngs | ) www.nytimes.com sentiment -0.98   time to read: +1 min
WASHINGTON — The Department of Homeland Security will undergo an internal review to root out white supremacy and extremism in its ranks as part of a larger effort to combat extremist ideology in the federal government, officials said on Monday. The task of identifying extremists throughout the United States, and specifically in government agencies, has come to the top of President Biden’s agenda since Jan. 6, when a pro-Trump mob stormed the U.S. Capitol. Many of the rioters were found to be members of extremist groups. “We recognize that domestic violent extremism and the ideology, the extremist ideologies that spew it, are prevalent,” said Alejandro N. Mayorkas, the homeland security secretary. The Biden administration is assessing whether other agencies will have similar inquiries as part of a broader review started this year to assess how the federal government combats domestic extremist threats.
Persons: WASHINGTON, Biden’s, , Alejandro N, , Biden Organizations: The Department of Homeland Security, Trump, U.S . Capitol, Pentagon Locations: United States
U.S. Department of Homeland Security emblem is pictured at the National Cybersecurity & Communications Integration Center (NCCIC) located just outside Washington in Arlington, Virginia September 24, 2010. REUTERS/Hyungwon Kang/File PhotoThe U.S. Department of Homeland Security will investigate the potential threat of domestic violent extremism within its own ranks, the department said on Monday. A group of senior DHS officials "will immediately begin a comprehensive review of how to best prevent, detect, and respond to threats related to domestic violent extremism within DHS," the department said in a statement. read moreMayorkas said in a statement on Monday that domestic violent extremism "poses the most lethal and persistent terrorism-related threat to our country today," adding that "hateful acts and violent extremism will not be tolerated" within DHS. Domestic extremism is a major focus of investigations into the Capitol attack, and members of right-wing extremist groups such as the Proud Boys and Oath Keepers are among those now facing federal charges in connection with the violence.
Persons: Hyungwon Kang, Alejandro Mayorkas, Donald Trump, Joe Biden Organizations: Department of Homeland, Cybersecurity, Communications Integration, REUTERS, U.S . Department of Homeland Security, DHS, U.S, Capitol, Thomson Locations: Washington, Arlington , Virginia, U.S
Allies of Russia's Navalny defiant in face of possible extremism charges
  + stars: | 2021-04-25 | by ( ) www.reuters.com sentiment -0.94   time to read: +1 min
Close allies of jailed Alexei Navalny, Russian President Vladimir Putin's most vocal critic, pledged on Sunday to continue their actions despite the prospect of being outlawed under extremism charges. Leonid Volkov, chief of staff of Navalny's team, said on Sunday the group would continue its work, including investigations into corruption. Navalny was jailed in February for 2-1/2 years on charges he called politically motivated. read moreNavalny's allies have pressed ahead with his "smart voting" strategy, supporting politicians outside of pro-Kremlin United Russia party they believe to be well placed to beat the ruling party candidates and urging Russians to vote for them. "We have time, desire and strength to restructure our work, to get the smart voting to the elections and beat the United Russia," said Volkov.
Persons: Alexei Navalny, Vladimir Putin's, Leonid Volkov, " Volkov, Volkov, Navalny, " Organizations: Corruption, Kremlin United, United, Thomson Locations: Russian, Moscow, Lithuania, Kremlin United Russia, United Russia
The Justice Department has notified federal judges in Washington that it expects to charge more than 500 people with taking part in the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol. "Over 400 individuals have been charged in connection with the Capitol attack," federal prosecutors said in court documents filed late Thursday. "The investigation continues and the government expects that at least one hundred additional individuals will charged." They are accused of playing a more central role in planning and leading the Capitol siege or encouraging others to join it. But investigators are still searching for whoever planted two pipe bombs at the national offices of the Republican and Democratic parties near the Capitol the night before the riot.
Persons: Jon Schaffer of, Brian Sicknick Organizations: U.S . Capitol, Capitol, Justice Department, Extremism, George Washington University, Washington , D.C, Electoral, Prosecutors, Jon Schaffer of Indiana, U.S . Capitol Police, Republican, Democratic Locations: Washington, Florida , Pennsylvania, Texas, Washington ,
The posts reviewed by NBC News are anonymous, and the court documents in the cases against alleged Capitol rioters don't always detail their social media handles. "It was discussion on social media (about) plans to attack the Capitol. He added, "We have properly predicated investigations where we look at social media as a key part of those investigations. We get tips from social media companies, which we follow up on. We get tips from members of the public about things they see on social media.
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Parler, the conservative-oriented social media website that was banned from Apple’s App Store and several other internet hosting services after the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol, has been reinstated. Timothy Powderly, Apple’s senior director of government affairs, wrote a letter to Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, and Rep. Ken Buck, R-Colo., and said that Parler had been allowed back into the company's app store as of April 14. Parler has since “engaged in substantial conversations” about moderation with Apple since the ban, which allowed for the app to be reinstated, the letter said. “In the period since Apple removed the Parler app from the App Store, Apple’s App Review Team has engaged in substantial conversations with Parler in an effort to bring the Parler app into compliance with the Guidelines and reinstate it in the App Store,” the letter stated. Threats of violence and civil war abounded on Parler in the days before the Jan. 6 riot.
Persons: Timothy Powderly, Apple’s, Sen, Mike Lee, Ken Buck, Parler, Powderly, , Jan, Gizmodo, Donald Trump’s, Tim Cook, ” Cook, Republican megadonor Mercer, Cambridge Analytica, Breitbart Organizations: U.S . Capitol, NBC News, Google, Apple, Capitol, U.S ., New York Times, Republican, Cambridge Locations: Utah
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