Amazon on Saturday evening suspended social media platform Parler from its web hosting service, an Amazon spokesperson confirmed to The Hill.
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The company was founded before Jeff BezosJeffrey (Jeff) Preston Bezos – The World’s Richest People Add 0.8T to Their Combined Fortune In 2020, Amazon provided more than 1.5 billion items during the holiday season The Washington Post to add more than 150 jobs next year, making the newsroom more record-breaking size., He said Parler’s lack of oversight of content led to its removal from the web hosting service, describing it as a “very real public safety risk,” according to The Wall Street Journal.
The Amazon Web Services (AWS) Trust and Security Team sent an email to Parler Chief Policy Officer Amy Bykov explaining their decision.
The email obtained by Buzzfeed reads, “Recently, we have seen a steady increase in this violent content on your website, all of which violate our terms.” “It is clear that Parler does not have an effective AWS Terms of Service compliance process.”
The email indicates Parler will be available to web hosting service users only until Sunday 11:59 PM PST when the suspension takes effect.
An Amazon / AWS spokesperson, in a statement to The Hill, confirmed the email obtained by Buzzfeed.
Parler CEO John Matzy also confirmed the news in a post on his platform, describing the comment as “an attempt to completely remove freedom of expression from the Internet.”
Modern CEO John Matzi confirms Embed a Tweet Saturday night the app will take off from Amazon hosting services tomorrow
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According to Buzzfeed, Amazon’s suspension of Parler’s account means the app is at risk of being offline on Sunday night
Matzi said that while looking for a new host, Parler might not be available as he is rebuilding from scratch, even though several service providers are “competing” for its business. “This was a coordinated attack by the tech giants to kill the competition in the market,” Matzi said in his announcement.
Amazon is the latest tech giant to take steps to curb the social networking app preferred by conservatives and right-wing groups due to a lack of content moderation. The online retailer is following in the footsteps of Apple, which suspended the Parler app on Saturday morning, and Google, which removed the platform from its app store on Friday night.
Parler has come under scrutiny recently following the violent attacks on the US Capitol building after various media outlets reported that Parler was being used to help coordinate the riots.
Since then, users have called for another violent landing in the nation’s capital on January 19, the day before the president-elect Joe BidenJudge Joe Biden bans the United States Trump administration restrictions on asylum eligibility, McConnell circulates procedures for the second trial to impeach Trump in the Senate, cancels Trump’s top official Trump, then reissues the letter of resignation to say that the departure is a protest More He is sworn in, according to Buzzfeed.
Updated 11:22 pm