Amazon Web Services (AWS) stated that it will shut down any server run by Parler, and remove its apps from the Apple App Store and Google Play. The network will then be offline for up to a week while it rebuilds its service.
The mail that reported AWS’s decision revealed that the AWS Trust & Safety Team warned Parler it was breaching the cloud giant’s terms of service. Further, it then stated that AWS identified repeated violations, among many Parler posts that were encouraging violence. Following this, AWS sent Parler requests to remove the offensive content but only a few were taken down and not immediately. Moreover, AWS declared that it doesn’t want to use volunteers as moderators as this wouldn’t work.
The email stated that AWS couldn’t continue to provide services to a customer that is won’t identify and remove content that incites violence against others, which is a violation of AWS’s terms of service as well as can become a threat to public safety. Moreover, AWS declared that it doesn’t want to use volunteers as moderators as this wouldn’t work.
Hence, AWS suspended Parler’s account on Sunday, January 10th.
However, AWS declared it would preserve Parler’s data and try to arrange a migration.
Parler, on the other hand, stated that it wanted to give everyone the chance to express themselves without being condemned for their views. The service also offered minimalist Community Guidelines that would invite community members to act as moderators., as well as using customization tools. Moreover, the company promised that it wouldn’t sell user data to outside entities.
Parler now aims to create a social platform in the spirit of the First Amendment to the United States Constitution, which gain some favor and investment from those who felt that their freedom of speech was stifled. Parler CEO declared that AWS’s decision was a political act and an anti-competitive decision.