Amazon suspends the company from its web hosting platform effective at 11:59pm PST Sunday. Unless parler finds another web hosting service, the site will go offline Sunday night.
Parler CEO John matze said the site could be offline for up to a week’as we rebuild from scratch’.
‘you can expect the war on competition and free speech to continue, but do n’t count us out,’ he said.
The violence in posts on the site ran afoul of its terms of service. Amazon Web Services said it did not believe parler had a process in place to get back on track.
A group of Amazon employees demanded the company sever its relationship with parler. They tweeted Saturday that Amazon Web services should’deny parler services until it removes posts inciting violence’.
The group of employees includes data scientists and software developers. It’s not the first time the group has questioned its company’s practices.
We can not be complicit in more bloodshed and violent attacks on our democracy. Amazon denies parler services until it removes posts inciting violence.
Activist group sleeping giants has called for the app to be pulled from app stores in response to posts calling for violence against elected officials.
Aws cut ties with right-wing social site gab in 2019, for violating its policy against hateful content. According to the AWS acceptable use policy customers may not use its services’for any illegal, harmful, fraudulent, infringing or offensive use’.
Google removed parler from its Play store on Friday because it lacked a robust mechanism for moderating’egregious content’.’we’re aware of continued posting in the parler app that seeks to incite ongoing violence in the US,’ said a statement.
Apple also banned parler from its app store late Friday. Before it was banned, parler rose to the No. 1 spot in the app store.
Parler did n’t immediately respond to requests for comment from the verge on Saturday. parler was n’t immediately responded.
Amazon will kick parler off its AWS hosting service Sunday. Reports say that the company will kick off the service Sunday morning.