Jack Dorsey took to his platform to taunt Parler after its removal from the Apple App Store on Saturday. The free-speech alternative to Dorsey’s censorship-filed site has since been removed from Google Play and Amazon Web Services—meaning it will be offline until a new host is selected.
Parler has reigned as the number one app on the Apple App Store since President Trump’s twitter suspension on Friday. A conservative exodus began as twitter was filled with conservatives sharing Parler handles—until a big tech coordinated attack nuked the platform from existence.
Dorsey celebrated his competition’s removal by posting a screenshot of the App Store, showing Signal as the number one app—Parler held the spot just hours before the screenshot.
Dorsey added a heart emoji for extra emphasis.
Parler CEO John Matze responded to Jack’s post, saying “That’s real cute.”
“Yeah, we were number one until the fake news rage mob at Twitter and your anti-competitive friends went after us,” Matze wrote.
Matze earlier responded to the Apple App Store ban and called out the hashtag “Hang Mike Pence” that was allowed to trend on Twitter for hours, as reported by Business Insider.
“They claim it is due to violence on the platform. The community disagrees as we hit number 1 on their store today,” Matze wrote.
While Parler is expected to go offline tonight amid Amazon pulling its web services, the free-speech app will find a new server to utilize and perhaps one day be able to fire a heart emoji right back at Dorsey.
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In a significant development, Hunter Biden, the son of President Joe Biden, was indicted on Thursday on federal gun charges as part of Special Counsel David Weiss’ ongoing investigation. The indictment alleges that Hunter Biden made false statements during the purchase of a firearm, among other charges.
The charges against Hunter Biden include:
• Making a false statement in the purchase of a firearm
• Making a false statement related to information required to be kept by a federal firearms licensed dealer
•Possession of a firearm by a person who is an unlawful user of or addicted to a controlled substance
According to the indictment, the alleged incident occurred on or about October 12, 2018, in the District of Delaware. Hunter Biden is accused of knowingly making a false and fictitious written statement during the acquisition of a Colt Cobra 38SPL Revolver. According to reports from Fox News, the statement, submitted on Form 4473, falsely certified that he was not an unlawful user of, and addicted to, any stimulant, narcotic drug, or controlled substance.
Furthermore, the indictment further states that between October 12, 2018, and October 23, 2018, in the District of Delaware, Hunter Biden knowingly possessed the same firearm despite being an unlawful user of and addicted to controlled substances. This marks the first set of charges brought by Special Counsel David Weiss against Hunter Biden since being granted special counsel status.
The investigation came to public attention when it was reported by Fox News in 2021 that police had responded to an incident in 2018 involving a gun owned by Hunter Biden.
Reports state that, Hallie Biden, the widow of President Biden’s late son, Beau, who was in a relationship with Hunter at the time, discarded the gun. Hunter’s gun was thrown away in a dumpster near a market, located close to a school. It was subsequently revealed that Hunter Biden had purchased a gun earlier that same month.
Hunter Biden’s legal troubles do not end with the gun charges. Earlier in July, an original plea agreement collapsed, which would have seen him plead guilty to two misdemeanor tax counts for willful failure to pay federal income tax, thus avoiding jail time on a felony gun charge. Instead, he pleaded not guilty to two misdemeanor tax charges and one felony gun charge.
Attorney General Merrick Garland appointed David Weiss as special counsel to oversee the Hunter Biden investigation and related matters. The White House has declined to comment on these developments, which continue to draw significant public and media attention.
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