Big Tech Companies Force Parler Offline


If you're trying to use Parler this morning you probably noticed... it's not there.

Big Tech companies have forced the platform offline for allowing Trump supporters to speak freely with no censorship.

Sam Shead reports:

AWS told Parler on Saturday that it will no longer provide cloud services to the company beginning on Sunday at 11:59 p.m. PT, according to an email obtained by CNBC. An Amazon spokesperson confirmed the authenticity of the letter to CNBC, but declined to comment further.
John Matze, the founder and CEO, said in a statement on Monday that the Parler app will be down “longer than expected” because other cloud hosting companies do not want to work with Parler in light of the press statements issued by Amazon, Google and Apple.
“We will likely be down longer than expected,” wrote Matze. “This is not due to software restrictions — we have our software and everyone’s data ready to go. Rather it’s that Amazon’s, Google’s and Apple’s statements to the press about dropping our access has caused most of our other vendors to drop their support for us as well.”
He added: “Most people with enough servers to host us have shut their doors to us. We will update everyone and update the press when we are back online.”

The Parler logo is seen on an Apple iPhone in this photo illustration in Warsaw, Poland on January 10, 2021. The Parler app, developed as an alternative social media platform for conservatives has been taken from the Apple App Store and the Google Play store. (Photo by Jaap Arriens/NurPhoto via Getty Images)