- The Washington Times - Saturday, January 9, 2021

Amazon’s web hosting service is booting Parler, the anti-Big Tech social media platform, and could make the platform unavailable for a week, according Parler CEO John Matze.

“Sunday (tomorrow) at midnight Amazon will be shutting off all of our servers in an attempt to completely remove free speech off the internet,” wrote Mr. Matze on Parler. “There is the possibility Parler will be unavailable on the internet for up to a week as we rebuild from scratch. We prepared for events like this by never relying on amazons [sic] proprietary infrastructure and building bare metal products.”

Amazon’s actions to deplatform Parler come after Apple and Google started blocking Parler’s app from Apple’s App Store and the Google Play Store. Apple and Google’s decisions mean Parler’s app will not be available for download on Apple or Google operating systems via their app stores.

• Ryan Lovelace can be reached at rlovelace@washingtontimes.com.

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