Parler social network drops offline after Amazon pulls support

Parler has dropped offline after Amazon pulled support for its so-called “free speech” social network.

The platform had been reliant on the tech giant’s Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud computing service to provide its alternative to Twitter.

It is popular among supporters of Donald Trump, although the president is not a user.

Amazon took the action after finding dozens of posts on the service which it said encouraged violence.

Google and Apple had already removed Parler from their app stores towards the end of last week saying it had failed to comply with their content-moderation requirements.

However, it had still been accessible via the web – although visitors had complained of being unable to create new accounts over the weekend, without which it was not possible to view its content.

 

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