A coalition of Amazon company staff have demanded that the Seattle-based megacorp kick Parler off the Amazon Internet Providers (AWS) platform except ‘posts inciting violence’ are eliminated, which might drive the Trump-friendly Twitter competitor to seek out one other host.
In accordance with CNBC, an worker advocacy group – Amazon Workers for Local weather Justice – stated in a Saturday tweet that AWS ought to “deny Parler providers till it removes posts inciting violence, together with on the Presidential inauguration.”
Sufficient is sufficient. Amazon hosts Parler on @awscloud.
As Amazon employees, we demand Amazon deny Parler providers till it removes posts inciting violence, together with on the Presidential inauguration.
We can’t be complicit in additional bloodshed and violent assaults on our democracy.
— Amazon Workers For Local weather Justice (@AMZNforClimate) January 9, 2021
Extra through CNBC:
Strain has been mounting for Amazon to cease internet hosting Parler on AWS after different tech giants took motion towards the social media app within the wake of the lethal U.S. Capitol riot earlier this week. Google on Friday removed Parler from its app retailer for Android customers, Google Play Retailer. BuzzFeed News reported on Friday that Apple has threatened to drag Parler from its App Retailer.
Parler, which launched in 2018, has emerged as a popular platform for President Trump’s allies within the final 12 months by billing itself as a free speech different to mainstream social media providers like Twitter and Facebook. –CNBC
To justify censoring Parler, critics have pointed to posts calling for ‘firing squads’ – like one from lawyer Lin Wooden (who some say handed the Senate to the Democrats by overtly calling for Georgians to not vote within the runoff election except the GOP candidates backed Trump’s election fraud claims).