Amazon delivers a killing blow to the pro-Trump social network, Parler

11/01/2021 Uncategorized

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Amazon delivers a killing blow to the pro-Trump social network, Parler

Parler will likely return at some point, but Amazon has ensured that the Donald Trump-supporting social media platform is about to at least temporarily go dark.

Amazon informed Parler on Saturday that its lax approach to content moderation constituted a terms of service violation, Buzzfeed reports. As a result, Parler will be officially suspended from Amazon’s web-hosting services starting Monday at around midnight Pacific Time. The move will effectively take the site offline.

Amazon took the step of suspending Parler while under pressure from employees to do so. In the early hours of Saturday morning, the Amazon Employees for Climate Justice Twitter account urged the company to take action, noting “we cannot be complicit in more bloodshed and violent attacks on our democracy.” Read more…

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