A group of Amazon employees asked the company to cut off its relationship with the social networking site Parler and stop providing web hosting services to the platform. An Amazon Climate Change and Justice employee said on Twitter on Saturday that Amazon Web Services, the company’s Internet infrastructure service and the backbone of many websites and applications, should “reject Parler services until it deletes posts that incite violence, including At the inauguration of the president.”
As platforms such as Twitter and Facebook tighten their moderation policies, Parler has become popular among supporters of President Trump. The Amazon employee team includes many highly skilled workers in the company, including data scientists and software developers. This is not the first time the organization has questioned its company̵
Just enough. Amazon hosts Parler on @awscloud.
As employees of Amazon, we ask Amazon to refuse Parler services until it removes positions that incite violence, including at the inauguration of the president.
We cannot participate in more bloodshed and violent attacks on our democracy.
— January 9, 2021, Amazon Climate Justice employee (@AMZNforClimate)
In the past few days, Parler has been the focus of attention, and the event organization Sleeping Giants has called for the app to be withdrawn from the app store in response to posts targeting violence against elected officials. The screenshot shows a post on Parler, called parleys, calling on Vice President Mike Pence to face the shooting squad and encouraging the “Patriots” to return to Washington, DC with weapons on January 19.
According to the AWS Acceptable Use Policy, customers may not use its services “for any illegal, harmful, fraudulent, infringing, or offensive use.” AWS severed contact with the right-wing social networking site Gab in 2019 because it violated the targeting Hate content policy.
A statement said that on Friday, Google removed Parler from its Play Store because it lacked a powerful mechanism to review “annoying content.” The statement read: “We are aware of the constant posting of posts in the Parler app aimed at inciting continued violence in the United States.”
According to reports, Apple is considering a similar ban, but as of Saturday afternoon, the Parler app is still appearing in its App Store. According to a report, the app rose to number one late Friday.
Amazon and Parler did not immediately respond to requests for comment from: edge on Saturday. Parler CEO John Matze in swing On the second day of the attack on the Capitol, the podcast stated that the company was just “a neutral city square that obeys the law.”