After Apple and Google, Amazon also banned “free speech” social network Parler from its web hosting service for violating rules on January 11, 2021. Parler has sued Amazon, accusing it of breaking anti-trust laws by removing it. The conservative social network has asked a federal judge to order Amazon to reinstate it.
Breaking anti-trust laws by removing it
“Without AWS, Parler is finished, as it has no way to get online. And a delay of granting this TRO by even one day could also sound Parler’s death knell as President (Donald) Trump and others move on to other platforms,” according to the complaint.
Unless Parler finds another web hosting service, it will remain offline. CEO of Parler John Matze said,
“We’re going to try our best to get back online as quickly as possible, but we’re having a lot of trouble because every vendor we talk to says they won’t work with us because if Apple doesn’t approve and Google doesn’t approve, they won’t.”
Parler is used by conservatives after he was kicked off Twitter, Republican Party members and Trump supporters in the USA since 2018. Google and Apple had already banned it from their respective app stores at the end of the last week.
Recent news about Parler:
- Parler.com partially reemerges with help from Russian-owned service – January 20, 2021
- Parler.com website back, but have some technical issues – January 18, 2021
- Epik has no plans to host Parler – January 16, 2021
- Amazon warns AWS employees against bomb threats – January 12, 2021
- Parler.com domain moves to Epik – January 12, 2021
- Parler banned from three giant platforms – January 11, 2021