Fox News' Tucker Carlson spoke with Amy Peikoff, Parler's Chief Policy Officer, Friday evening on his show, speaking about the censorship of conservative voices on social media as well as Big Tech's attempt to silence those on Parler, a free speech platform, by removing access to the app.
The free speech social media platform Parler was kicked off the Google Play Store Friday, restricting access to its potential new users following crackdowns on conservative speech on Twitter in the aftermath of the Capitol Hill riots. Google claimed the app refused to remove "egregious content like posts that incite violence," Variety reports.
Apple has also reportedly threatened it may remove Parler from its app store within 24 hours if they do not remove content that "encourages illegal activity."
"How much of the world's kiddy porn goes through Gmail? How many Gmail accounts have been used to order plastic explosives? How many insurrections have been planned on Google? Like a lot!" Carlson explained to Peikoff.
"This is a completely arbitrary standard applied to you because they don't like the politics of the people who use your site," he continued.
Peikoff replied to Tucker, "It's looking that way. I'm hoping its not that way but it's looking that way, and it's coming in sooner than I would have expected."