Parler went dark late Sunday night after the Twitter alternative lost hosting services provided by Amazon, a move that followed decisions by Apple and Google to stop distributing the social network’s mobile apps. The conservative microblogging site quickly sued to have its service restored.CEO John Matze had earlier cautioned users the site might be unavailable as its vendors attempted to “remove free speech from the internet.” Parler might be unavailable for as long as a week, he said, because the company would need to rebuild its service.”You can expect the war on competition and free speech to continue,” Matze wrote. “But don’t count us out.”On Monday, Parler filed a lawsuit against Amazon Web Services, the cloud computing arm of the e-tailer, in a Seattle federal court. In an email sent to Parler, Amazon told the social media company it can’t “provide services to a customer that is unable to effectively identify and remove content that encourages or incites violence against others.” It also provided examples.The move by tech giants to distance themselves from Parler comes amid growing concerns the service could be used to promote more violence in the wake of Wednesday’s attack on the US Capitol by supporters of President Donald… Read full this story
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