Amazon delivers a killing blow to the pro-Trump social network, Parler

Parler will likely return at some point, but Amazon has ensured that the Donald Trump-supporting social media platform is about to at least temporarily go dark.

Amazon informed Parler on Saturday that its lax approach to content moderation constituted a terms of service violation, Buzzfeed reports. As a result, Parler will be officially suspended from Amazon’s web-hosting services starting Monday at around midnight Pacific Time. The move will effectively take the site offline.

Parler notably served as one of the staging grounds for the pro-Trump activities in Washington, D.C. that led to a riot and failed insurrection at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6. In the days that followed, Google and then Apple took the step of removing the social network’s app from their respective app stores. Read more…

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