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Parler has now been booted by Amazon, Apple and Google, and it may have to go offline temporarily

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13 days ago - Sunday 1/10/21 - 7:57:33 PM EST (GMT-5)
Parler, the alternative social media platform favored by conservatives, now finds itself virtually homeless on the internet as Amazon (AMZN), Apple (AAPL) and Google (GOOGL) have all booted it from their platforms in a span of a little more than 24 hours.

Amazon will remove Parler from its cloud hosting service, Amazon Web Services, Sunday evening, effectively kicking it off of the public internet after mounting pressure from the public and Amazon employees.

The decision, which goes into force on Sunday at 11:59 p.m. Pacific time, will shut down Parler's website and app until it can find a new hosting provider. BuzzFeed News was first to report the move. Parler is an alternative social network popular with conservatives and has been heavily used by supporters of President Donald Trump, including some who participated in Wednesday's US Capitol unrest.
13 days ago - Sunday 1/10/21 - 7:57:49 PM EST (GMT-5)
13 days ago - Monday 1/11/21 - 2:31:04 AM EST (GMT-5)
I was able to download it from the Apple store a couple of days ago, but I notice it’s not on there now.
13 days ago - Monday 1/11/21 - 2:35:23 AM EST (GMT-5)
I think it’s really unfair to gang up on Parler and put them out of business. It may not be illegal but it’s immoral.
13 days ago - Monday 1/11/21 - 2:36:53 AM EST (GMT-5)
Only the left is afraid of freedom of speech
13 days ago - Monday 1/11/21 - 2:48:47 AM EST (GMT-5)
oh no!
13 days ago - Monday 1/11/21 - 7:38:27 AM EST (GMT-5)
On Monday 1/11/21 - 2:35:23 AM Noldor wrote:
I think it’s really unfair to gang up on Parler and put them out of business. It may not be illegal but it’s immoral.


Terrorists are using Parler to coordinate another terrorist attack, Noldor.

If you equate Apple, Google, and Amazon not wanting to make it easier for people to plan another terrorist attack with an attack of free speech, I don’t know what to tell you.
13 days ago - Monday 1/11/21 - 10:37:06 AM EST (GMT-5)
How do you differentiate between 'terrorist attack' and 'protest violence'?

Personally, I think that if they are using a public website to coordinate terrorist attacks, wouldn't it make sense for someone like Homeland Security to monitor the site so they can address it and use any posted information to prosecute the terrorists?


I'm beginning to think that YT is somehow involved in this- - the site has been running poorly ever since this was announced...
12 days ago - Tuesday 1/12/21 - 1:37:58 PM EST (GMT-5)
On Monday 1/11/21 - 2:35:23 AM Noldor wrote:
I think it’s really unfair to gang up on Parler and put them out of business. It may not be illegal but it’s immoral.
On Monday 1/11/21 - 7:38:27 AM Courtbebe wrote:
Terrorists are using Parler to coordinate another terrorist attack, Noldor. If you equate Apple, Google, and Amazon not wanting to make it easier for people to plan another terrorist attack with an attack of free speech, I don’t know what to tell you.

I would think it would be easier to prepare and stop attacks if they post all their plans on the internet where anybody can read them. Plus easier to arrest people and have evidence of premeditation.
12 days ago - Tuesday 1/12/21 - 1:39:10 PM EST (GMT-5)
btw, that is what happens now. When people read something disturbing like a planned terrorist attack, it gets reported and investigated.
12 days ago - Tuesday 1/12/21 - 1:54:03 PM EST (GMT-5)
If you guys want to create a meeting space for individual extremists to connect with like-minded extremists so they can form terrorist cells in the hopes that they never wise up and take their terrorist planning to more secure communication apps, go for it.

If I had/controlled a company, I would prefer not providing an extremist matchmaking service to begin with.
12 days ago - Tuesday 1/12/21 - 1:57:17 PM EST (GMT-5)
Terrorists communicate with their cell phones. Would you shut down cell phone companies?
12 days ago - Tuesday 1/12/21 - 2:04:41 PM EST (GMT-5)
Israel controls telecom in Palestine.
12 days ago - Tuesday 1/12/21 - 2:08:57 PM EST (GMT-5)
On Tuesday 1/12/21 - 1:57:17 PM Noldor wrote:
Terrorists communicate with their cell phones. Would you shut down cell phone companies?


Do you think there’s like a terrorist directory that wannabe terrorists consult when they want to plan terrorism or something? Do you think terrorists take adds out in personal ads to meet up?
12 days ago - Tuesday 1/12/21 - 2:11:03 PM EST (GMT-5)
Do you think burning down businesses is terrorism?
12 days ago - Tuesday 1/12/21 - 2:28:49 PM EST (GMT-5)
On Tuesday 1/12/21 - 1:57:17 PM Noldor wrote:
Terrorists communicate with their cell phones. Would you shut down cell phone companies?
On Tuesday 1/12/21 - 2:08:57 PM Courtbebe wrote:
Do you think there’s like a terrorist directory that wannabe terrorists consult when they want to plan terrorism or something? Do you think terrorists take adds out in personal ads to meet up?

Do you think it's fair and just solution to shut down an entire communications company because you find some evil people using it? Might as well shut down Google, Facebook, and Twitter by the same reasoning.
12 days ago - Tuesday 1/12/21 - 2:32:17 PM EST (GMT-5)
Who shut down an entire communications company?You mean Amazon choosing not to provide a service to a company whose platform terrorists use to plan terrorism? Yeah, I think it’s fair for Amazon to not want to be involved in that.
12 days ago - Tuesday 1/12/21 - 2:37:58 PM EST (GMT-5)
On Tuesday 1/12/21 - 2:32:17 PM Courtbebe wrote:
Who shut down an entire communications company?You mean Amazon choosing not to provide a service to a company whose platform terrorists use to plan terrorism? Yeah, I think it’s fair for Amazon to not want to be involved in that.


So it's fair for companies to decide to not provide a service that results in something they disagree with?
12 days ago - Tuesday 1/12/21 - 2:41:16 PM EST (GMT-5)
AWS has an extremely high bar for shutting down service to sites. Parler was asked to engage in better content moderation because Trump terrorists, election deniers, and Q idiots were running free on the service and literally planning acts of sedition and violence against elected officials. They declined to do so.

Those f*cks on Jan 6 built a damn gallows outside the Capitol. If you think it's reasonable to let them continue running wild, finding each other, and then hooking up on WhatsApp or Signal to continue planning, then I hope you'd be OK with Twitter allowing ISIS to go unchecked on their platform (which they don't, btw). Just because the Trumpists are mostly white people doesn't mean they aren't terrorists.
12 days ago - Tuesday 1/12/21 - 2:43:10 PM EST (GMT-5)
Of course CD is too stupid to understand the difference between "something they disagree with" and "literal acts of violent insurrection against the US government."
12 days ago - Tuesday 1/12/21 - 3:15:53 PM EST (GMT-5)
On Tuesday 1/12/21 - 2:43:10 PM birdsong4j wrote:
Of course CD is too stupid to understand the difference between "something they disagree with" and "literal acts of violent insurrection against the US government."


It's all a matter of how you spin it. One person's 'violent insurrection' is another's 'protest'.
12 days ago - Tuesday 1/12/21 - 3:22:07 PM EST (GMT-5)
...and were these "literal acts of violent insurrection against the US government" taking place on the Parler website itself?
12 days ago - Tuesday 1/12/21 - 3:38:52 PM EST (GMT-5)
On Tuesday 1/12/21 - 3:15:53 PM CowDung wrote:
It's all a matter of how you spin it. One person's 'violent insurrection' is another's 'protest'.


It isn't about difference of opinion. There's people acknowledging what happened and people trying to downplay it by equivocating with Leftist protests.
12 days ago - Tuesday 1/12/21 - 3:40:59 PM EST (GMT-5)
"ACLU warns of ‘unchecked power’ of big tech for banning Trump amid calls for investigation of Amazon, Google and Apple"

""We understand the desire to permanently suspend him now, but it should concern everyone when companies like Facebook and Twitter wield the unchecked power to remove people from platforms that have become indispensable for the speech of billions – especially when political realities make those decisions easier," Ms Ruane said in the statement."

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/...
12 days ago - Tuesday 1/12/21 - 3:42:27 PM EST (GMT-5)
On Tuesday 1/12/21 - 3:15:53 PM CowDung wrote:
It's all a matter of how you spin it. One person's 'violent insurrection' is another's 'protest'.
On Tuesday 1/12/21 - 3:38:52 PM ClarencY wrote:
It isn't about difference of opinion. There's people acknowledging what happened and people trying to downplay it by equivocating with Leftist protests.


...and there's people trying to escalate it into 'literal acts of violent insurrection against the US government'...

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