An Amazon spokesperson confirmed to The Hill that on Saturday night, Amazon suspended the web hosting service of social media platform Parler.
Amazon’s move was first reported by Buzzfeed News.
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The Amazon Web Services (AWS) Trust and Security Team sent an email to Parler Chief Policy Officer Amy Peikoff explaining their decision.
The email received by Buzzfeed read: “Recently, we have seen a steady increase in this type of violent content on your website, all of which violate our terms.” “It is clear that Parler does not have an effective process to comply with. AWS Terms of Service.”
The email continued to point out that before the suspension takes effect, Parler will be available to web hosting service users until 11:59 p.m. Pacific Standard Time on Sunday.
An Amazon/AWS spokesperson confirmed the email received by Buzzfeed in a statement to The Hill.
Parler CEO John Matze also confirmed the news in a post on his platform, calling the suspension “an attempt to completely eliminate freedom of speech from the Internet.”
Parler CEO John Matze confirmed @BuzzFeedNews’s scoop on Saturday night, stating that the app will be launched tomorrow from Amazon’s managed service
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According to Buzzfeed, Amazon suspended Parler’s account, which means the app is at risk of going offline on Sunday night.
Matze said that when looking for a new host, Parler may not be available because it was rebuilt from the ground up, even though many providers are “competing” for its business. Matze said in the announcement: “This is a coordinated attack by technology giants to eliminate market competition.”
Amazon, the latest tech giant, will take steps to restrict social networking applications that conservative and right-wing groups prefer because of its lack of content review. The online retailer followed in the footsteps of Apple, which suspended the Parler app on Saturday morning, while Google removed the platform from its app store on Friday night.
After various media reports stated that Paller was used to help coordinate the riots, Paller was recently under strict scrutiny due to the violent attack on the U.S. Capitol.
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Update 11:22 pm