Parler to lose web-hosting service provided by Amazon

Parler to lose web-hosting service provided by Amazon
Jeff Bezos in an interview with David Rubenstein (The David Rubenstein Show: Peer-to-peer conversations), Sep 2018. Bloomberg video, YouTube

[Ed. – A bigger deal than having its app dropped by Apple and Google Play, which has already happened.  Parler will have to recover by setting up its own servers. This will probably take much of the coming week, just before Inauguration Day.]

Amazon will suspend social media site Parler from its server hosting service on Sunday over violent content that has also prompted Google Play and Apple to remove the platform from its app stores.

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Parler CEO John Matze, writing on his platform, called the decision by Amazon an “attempt to completely remove free speech off the internet.”

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“There is the possibility Parler will be unavailable on the internet for up to a week as we rebuild from scratch,” he wrote.

Matze accused the Silicon Valley tech giants of a “coordinated effort knowing our options would be limited and knowing this would inflict the most damage right as President Trump was banned from the tech companies.”

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