Apple removes the application of Alain Soral from its App Store
After his YouTube channel and his Facebook page, the far-right essayist Alain Soral sees his application “Equality & Reconciliation” disappear from the Apple App Store. It was ranked first in the “News” category, then “All categories combined” in the French app store.
“For the UEJF (Union of Jewish Students of France), this retreat is a victory of the application of the republican law on the wave of hatred that wanted to propagate the multidecedivista of the hate on the ; App Store “, welcomes the Association in a press release this Thursday, September 20.
The student association wants to go further, and now asks Google to remove the “Equality & Reconciliation” app on the Google Play Store. “This application that takes the site of Alain Soral is contrary to the French law and the general conditions of use of Google Play Store due to false news, complaints and complaints, homophobia, racist or antisemitic comments found on this site”, accusation l & # 39; UEJF.
“Google must take responsibility quickly, we ask lawmakers to impose a 48-hour deadline on platforms like Google to remove hate content,” said his part Sacha Ghozlan, president of the student association.
In June, YouTube acted against Alain Soral, removing his account due to YouTube’s “non-compliance with community rules”. The Facebook page of the polemicist was closed in December 2017 on the grounds that Facebook “does not allow the expression of racism or homophobia”.
Globally, network giants now take responsibility for fighting hate content. For example, the American conspirator Alex Jones, ranked at the far right, was recently banned by Twitter.
#Communiqué #Soral— UEJF (@uejf) September 20, 2018
Après avoir été sollicité par l’UEJF, Apple a décidé de retirer aujourd'hui de l’App Store l’application d'@AlainSoralOffic « Egalité et Réconciliation ». Nous demandons maintenant à @Google d'agir rapidement.https://t.co/nKvrrkM5lf