Amazon has removed the fast-growing social media network Parler from its web hosting service, according to an email obtained by BuzzFeed News. In the email, an AWS Trust and Safety team told Parler Chief Policy Officer Amy Peikoff that the calls for violence propagating across the social network violated its terms of service. Amazon said it was unconvinced that the service’s plan to use volunteers to moderate calls for violence and hate speech would be effective.
“Recently, we’ve seen a steady increase in this violent content on your website, all of which violates our terms,” the email reads. “It’s clear that Parler does not have an effective process to comply with the AWS terms of service.”
Amazon was not alone in taking action against the social media company. Apple Inc and Alphabet Inc’s Google also kicked Parler from their app stores.
Matze said, “It’s hard to keep track of how many people are telling us that we can no longer do business with them.”
and when asked by Reuters when the app would return.
“It could be never, we don’t know yet.”
He said Parler had also been booted from online payments service Stripe and had lost its Scylla Enterprise database as well as access to Twilio Inc and Slack Technologies Inc, a popular workplace messaging app. He also said it had been ditched by American Express Co, but the company said it did not have a direct merchant relationship with Parler.