Published: Thu, January 14, 2021
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Amazon says it spent months warning Parler about violent posts

Amazon says it spent months warning Parler about violent posts

The company filed its request for a temporary restraining order, which would have stopped Amazon from booting Parler off its hosting services, one day too late - after Parler had already been wiped from the web.

Matze says pulling his app is unconstitutional. "But this same AWS representative repeatedly asked whether the President had joined or would join Parler now that he was blocked by Twitter and Facebook".

Amazon said it reported more than 100 pieces of content advocating violence to Parler in November and December, including posts such as "after the firing squads are done with the politicians the teachers are next", and "death to @zuckerberg @realjeffbezos @jackdorsey @pichai".

Amazon said it is banning QAnon merchandise from its marketplace in response to the extremist group's role in attacking the U.S. Capitol. Since then, Facebook and YouTube have suspended Trump's account. Despite the massive departure from vendors, Matze did note that there had been no changes to Parler's funds, which largely come from hedge fund manager Robert Mercer and his daughter Rebekah Mercer. Conservative commentator Dan Bongino also said in June he was taking an ownership stake in the company, which is based near Las Vegas in Nevada. AWS's disconnection of Parler got here within the wake of the January 6 violent assault on the U.S. Capitol by a pro-Trump mob, a surprising assault for which the president was impeached Wednesday for the second time. "It may take days, it may take weeks but Parler will return and when we do we will be stronger". The company refused to do this.

The CEO of Parler, which claimed it had greater than 12 million customers earlier than it was reduce off by Amazon, Apple and Google within the final week, mentioned the social community standard amongst Trump sympathizers won't be capable of discover a new residence on the web.


Google and Apple removed Parler from their app stores after the January 6 Capitol riot and Amazon suspended its web-hosting service for the platform over concern that it has failed to effectively police violent content. Facebook, Twitter and YouTube, meanwhile, have blocked President Donald Trump's accounts in his final days in office.

Why has Parler been taken offline? According to a Quartz report, this action was prompted by hopes to prevent new users from downloading the app.

Matze stated that the ideal solution would be for Parler to return to Amazon. That gave it the right to suspend Parler, Amazon alleges.

"Recently, we've seen a steady increase in this violent content on your website, all of which violates our terms", the email reads. However, it is clear that there is significant content on Parler that encourages and incites violence against others, and that Parler is unable or unwilling to promptly identify and remove this content, which is a violation of our terms of service.

Parler's choice of attorney in the case is something of an enigma. Parler is now considering moving to Epik, which is a domain registrar known for hosting far-right extremist content. Epik also hosts another platform called Gab, which is pitching itself as another "free speech" platform, but is proliferated by extremist content.

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