Amazon is turning off Parler’s account on its web servers. Parler uses Amazon Web Services (AWS) and kicking out Parler would effectively shut down the service. The cutoff comes after Apple and Google removed the Parler app from its online stores.
Amazon Removes Parler, Claims They Allow Terrorist To Plan Capitol Attacks
Amazon Cuts Off Parler For Violating Terms Of Service. “The e-commerce and web hosting giant said Parler had violated its terms of service given its inadequate content-moderation practices, adding in a letter to the social network that it would implement its punishment just before midnight Pacific time Monday.” [Washington Post]
Amazon: Parler “Cannot Comply” With Rules. “”Because Parler cannot comply with our terms of service and poses a very real risk to public safety, we plan to suspend Parler’s account effective Sunday, January 10th, at 11:59PM PST,” Amazon wrote to Parler in an email obtained and first reported by BuzzFeed.” [Ars Technica]
Without Amazon, Parler Goes Offline
Losing Amazon Would Make Parler Go Dark. “Without a host and no access to either the App Store or Google Play, it’s hard to see where Parler goes from here. But in many ways, the damage is already done. Wednesday’s riot left five people dead, many more injured and the event will likely cause lasting repercussions for months and years to come.” [Engadget]
Parler CEO: We’ll Be Offline For A Week. “Parler CEO John Matze said in a post on the site Saturday evening that the site could be offline for up to a week “as we rebuild from scratch.” Matze said the company had prepared for such an event, “by never relying on amazons [sic] proprietary infrastructure and building bare metal products.”” [The Verge]