Amazon Web Services gives Parler 24-hour notice that it will suspend services to the company – TechCrunch

Parler There is a danger of disappearance, as the social media network popular among conservatives was reaching new heights in the wake of President Donald Trump. Restrictions from all major technical social platforms.

The parlor, whose fate bothered users as users were harassed by the president’s silence on mainstream social media outlets for the service, is now another site of controversy in the struggle over the limits of online free speech and accountability.

In the wake of Wednesday’s riots in the Capitol and allegations of inciting violence on Twitter and Facebook, the parlor became a bridge to radical voices calling for armed “patriots” to commit violence in the nation’s capitol. State warehouses across the country.

Recently, conservative militants on the site were calling the “Patriots” to raise the events of January 6 with a march on Washington DC on January 19.

Even pressure came from Apple and Amazon, Whose employees called for suspension of services with the company, Parler was stepping up to moderate positions on his platform.

The company admitted that it had Removed some posts from Trump supporter Lynn Wood, Who called for the execution of Vice President Mike Pence in a series of proclamations on the company’s site.

Over the past few months, including Republican lawmakers San Ted Cruz And Congressman Devin Nunes – Found a home on stage with conservative firebrands like Wood, where they can share conspiracy theories with abandon.

In an email quoted to BuzzFeed News, the Amazon Web Services Trust and Safety team told Parler’s chief policy officer, Amy Peikoff, that Parler’s call for violence spread on the platform violated her terms of service. The company’s team also said that according to Buzzfeed, a plan for volunteers to use liberal content on the platform would prove effective.

“Recently, we have seen a steady increase in this violent content on your website, which violates our terms. It is clear that Parler does not have an effective process to follow the AWS Terms of Service, ”Buzzfeed reported by email.

Here is Amazon’s letter to Parler in its entirety.

Dear amy,

Thank you for speaking with us today.

As we discussed over the phone yesterday and this morning, we continue to be troubled by repeated violations of our Terms of Service. For the past several weeks, we have reported 98 instances for parlor posts that explicitly encourage and incite violence. Below are some examples from the ones we sent earlier: [See images above.]

Recently, we have seen a steady increase in this violent content on your website, which violates our terms. It is clear that Parler does not have an effective process for adhering to the AWS Terms of Service. It also seems that Parler is still trying to determine his position on content moderation. You remove some violent content when contacted by us or others, but not always with urgency. Your CEO recently stated publicly that he “does not hold anyone responsible for this, nor should the platform be seen.” This morning, you shared that you have plans for more actively moderate violent content, but plan to do so with volunteers. It is our view that this nascent plan to use volunteers to quickly identify and remove hazardous material will not work in light of the rapidly increasing number of violent posts. This is further demonstrated by the fact that you still have not taken the material that we have sent you. Given such unfortunate incidents last week in Washington, DC, there is a grave danger that this type of material will provoke further violence.

AWS provides technology and services to customers across the political spectrum, and we continue to respect Parler’s authority to determine what content it will allow on its site. However, we cannot provide services to a customer who is unable to effectively identify and remove content that encourages or incites violence against others. Because Parler cannot comply with our Terms of Service and is a very real risk to public safety, we plan to suspend Parler’s account on Sunday, January 10, at 11:59 PM PST in order to take effect . We will ensure that all your data is protected to migrate to your own servers, and we will work with you to improve your migration.

– AWS Trust and Safety Team