“Over the past few weeks, we have reported 98 examples to Parler of messages that clearly encourage and incite violence … It is clear that Parler does not have an effective process for complying with the Terms of Service. AWS. It also appears that Parler is still trying to determine its stance on content moderation, ”the letter read. “Because Parler cannot comply with our terms of service and poses a very real risk to public safety, we plan to suspend Parler’s account effective Sunday, January 10 at 11:59 p.m. PST.”
Parler CEO John Matze confirmed the suspension on Saturday evening. “Sunday (tomorrow) at midnight, Amazon will shut down all our servers …”, he said in a message on the platform. “Parler may not be available on the Internet for up to a week as we rebuild from scratch. We prepared for events like this by never relying on the Amazons [sic] proprietary infrastructure and construction of bare metal products. “
Without a host and without access to the App Store or Google Play, it’s hard to see where Talking is going from here. Matze said Parler had “many” companies competing for its business. Whether this is true or not is somewhat irrelevant. In many ways, the damage is already done. Wednesday riot left five dead, many more injuries and the event will likely have a lasting impact for months and years to come.