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Amazon Google and Apple pull the plug on Parler
« on: January 09, 2021, 10:48:03 PM »
https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2021/01/amazon-cuts-off-parlers-web-hosting-following-apple-google-bans/?amp=1
Extremely chilling that they have such unilateral power to not only pull the App, but actually shut Parler down. If they were to decide that religion is dangerous and sexist etc. they could do the same without any oversight.

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Re: Amazon Google and Apple pull the plug on Parler
« Reply #1 on: January 09, 2021, 10:51:18 PM »
This is very unsettling. I personally happen to despise Trump as a person, but I think this is much more dangerous and insidious than Trump is. I may not agree with what some people say, but I certainly believe in their right to say it.

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Re: Amazon Google and Apple pull the plug on Parler
« Reply #2 on: January 09, 2021, 10:57:58 PM »
I may not agree with what some people say, but I certainly believe in their right to say it.
The democrats are pros at bullying people, companies, advertisers, and anyone & anything they disagree with into censorship. Been doing this for years. They also believe in your right to say whatever you want, but only if they agree with it. Otherwise they’ll try to get you fired, or your company out of business.

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Re: Amazon Google and Apple pull the plug on Parler
« Reply #3 on: January 09, 2021, 11:09:26 PM »
https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2021/01/amazon-cuts-off-parlers-web-hosting-following-apple-google-bans/?amp=1
Extremely chilling that they have such unilateral power to not only pull the App, but actually shut Parler down. If they were to decide that religion is dangerous and sexist etc. they could do the same without any oversight.
Religion is an app?

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Re: Amazon Google and Apple pull the plug on Parler
« Reply #4 on: January 09, 2021, 11:22:27 PM »
Religion is an app?

There are lots of Jewish websites. I imagine many of them use AWS.

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Re: Amazon Google and Apple pull the plug on Parler
« Reply #5 on: January 09, 2021, 11:23:58 PM »
Religion is an app?
Everyone is hosted somewhere.

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Re: Amazon Google and Apple pull the plug on Parler
« Reply #6 on: January 10, 2021, 12:31:02 AM »
Parler will now be hosted by Amazon Landscaping Services
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Re: Amazon Google and Apple pull the plug on Parler
« Reply #9 on: January 10, 2021, 02:07:55 AM »
That's an undercover Azure employee
Giving Biden an excuse to allocate government security...
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Re: Amazon Google and Apple pull the plug on Parler
« Reply #10 on: January 10, 2021, 03:36:38 AM »
BREAKING: DUE TO TWILIO CUTTING SERVICES WITH PARLER, THERE IS NO PHONE VERIFICATION OR 2FA ACTIVE.

YOU CAN ENTER RANDOM DIGITS AND REGISTER. HAVE FUN!
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Re: Amazon Google and Apple pull the plug on Parler
« Reply #11 on: January 10, 2021, 04:40:50 AM »
This purge reads like Reichstag wish list

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Re: Amazon Google and Apple pull the plug on Parler
« Reply #12 on: January 10, 2021, 06:36:45 AM »
I believe that if there is any one factor that would be the biggest catalyst for a civil war, it would be the banning of Trump and Parler. A group of people storming the Capitol that ends with arrests and wide condemnation is, IMO, not a threat to our ongoing unity. Silencing people when they are frustrated, however, causes them to express their anger in other ways, and that can lead to an all-out war.

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Re: Amazon Google and Apple pull the plug on Parler
« Reply #13 on: January 10, 2021, 08:08:50 AM »
I believe that if there is any one factor that would be the biggest catalyst for a civil war, it would be the banning of Trump and Parler. A group of people storming the Capitol that ends with arrests and wide condemnation is, IMO, not a threat to our ongoing unity. Silencing people when they are frustrated, however, causes them to express their anger in other ways, and that can lead to an all-out war.

The fact that big tech can unilaterally do this and there’s nothing you or I can do about it is really troublesome. If there was a change.org petition or something I’d sign it.
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Re: Amazon Google and Apple pull the plug on Parler
« Reply #15 on: January 10, 2021, 09:35:23 AM »
If there’s one way to get moderate MAGA supporters to migrate to 4chan and radicalize its by robbing them of moderate platforms to express themselves. Way to go.

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Re: Amazon Google and Apple pull the plug on Parler
« Reply #16 on: January 10, 2021, 10:18:31 AM »
They violated their TOS. No different when we violate the CC companies TOS.

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Re: Amazon Google and Apple pull the plug on Parler
« Reply #17 on: January 10, 2021, 10:51:36 AM »
They violated their TOS. No different when we violate the CC companies TOS.
Anyone who thinks Amazon, Apple, Google, reddit, and a host of other tech companies going after MAGA is an impartial apolitical terms of service violation issue must be smoking some good stuff. How many neo-Nazi, anti-Semitic, State actors advocating genocide, support for suicide bombers etc. were never shut down by the above? I have no sympathy for the idiots who smashed their way into the house floor. A century ago they would’ve been mowed down by the military without a second thought. But the global issue here is deeply troubling.

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Re: Amazon Google and Apple pull the plug on Parler
« Reply #18 on: January 10, 2021, 12:15:00 PM »
They violated their TOS. No different when we violate the CC companies TOS.
Come on. Only an Amex RAT can say that (nothing personal). If you follow my posts here I am not a Trump supporter by any far stretch of the imagination, but these moves by the tech companies are very dangerous and are going to lead to bloodshed. This thing would have totally blown over, but now I'm afraid of what's next.

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Re: Amazon Google and Apple pull the plug on Parler
« Reply #19 on: January 10, 2021, 12:44:24 PM »
Anyone who thinks Amazon, Apple, Google, reddit, and a host of other tech companies going after MAGA is an impartial apolitical terms of service violation issue must be smoking some good stuff
Amazon, Apple, Google, & reddit are currently entitled to political opinions and actions just like we are.

I agree we should create new regulations to change that. First amongst them IMO is paying elected officials competitive wages so corporations and donors have less impact.
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