Get the latest BPR news delivered free to your inbox daily. SIGN UP HERE
CHECK OUT BizPacReview on Parler!
Calling it a “coordinated attack,” Parler CEO John Matze informed the social media platform’s users Saturday that Amazon kicked Parler off their web hosting service, which will wipe them off the internet until they find a new host.
This devastating blow coming after Parler was removed from Google Play Store and Apple’s App Store.
The narrative employed to justify the Big Tech attack on Twitter’s biggest competitor is to link Parler, a free speech site being billed by the corrupt media as a “pro-Trump” site, to last week’s U.S. Capitol protest, claiming they allowed “calls for violence.”
Amazon Web Services Trust and Safety stated “the calls for violence propagating across Parler violated its terms of service and that Amazon is unconvinced that the service’s plan to use volunteers to moderate such things will be effective.”
Conservatives have been flocking to Parler even before Twitter permanently banned President Trump’s personal account on Friday, claiming he was inciting violence. In fact, when Apple dumped Parler, it was the number one app being downloaded.
Apple’s decision comes hours after Parler became the top free app from the App Store. https://t.co/RYt8KdNnIr
— Kyle Morris (@RealKyleMorris) January 10, 2021
“Sunday (tomorrow) at midnight Amazon will be shutting off all of our servers in an attempt to completely remove free speech off the internet,” Matze said in a post to the platform’s users. “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 [Amazon’s] proprietary infrastructure and building bare metal products.”
The CEO said they will begin the process of trying to move to a new provider.
“However Amazon, Google and Apple purposefully did this as a coordinated effort,” he said, “knowing our options would be limited and knowing this would inflict the most damage right as President Trump was banned from the tech companies.”
“This was a coordinated attack by the tech giants to kill competition in the market place. We were too successful too fast,” Matze continued. “You can expect the war on competition and free speech to continue, but don’t count us out.”
It’s worth noting that Amazon chief Jeff Bezos also owns the Washington Post.
In an earlier post, Matze said Parler was “the closest thing to competition Facebook or Twitter has seen in many years,” saying that Amazon, Google, and Apple “worked together to try and ensure they don’t have competition.”
“What they are doing is unprecedented, unfounded and absolutely disgusting. Shameful,” he said. “This is a battle against all of us. Liberals, conservatives, atheists, Christians, black, white, etc. They want to keep their monopoly over speech. They want us fighting. They don’t want us working together. They don’t want us working with each other, they want us hating one another.”
In a post specific to Apple, Matze said they “will be banning Parler until we give up free speech, institute broad and invasive policies like Twitter and Facebook and we become a surveillance platform by pursuing guilt of those who use Parler before innocence.”
“They claim it is due to violence on the platform. The community disagrees as we hit number 1 on their store today. The same day “Hang Mike Pence”, a disgusting violent suggestion, was trending nationally on Twitter,” he added. “Displaying the horrible double standard Apple and their big tech pack apply to the community.”
The coordinated attack to silence opposition is scarier than many people realize and highlights how much control Big Tech has over our ability to communicate. If they can cancel the sitting President of the United States in real time, is there any limit to their power?
The minions on the left cheered the censorship, which amount to a proverbial boot on the neck of free speech, but some on social media saw this for what it is.
Here’s a sampling of responses from Twitter:
We are seeing unprecedented censorship.
Big tech has COLLUDED to censor a rival small tech start-up Parler.
Google and Apple banned them and now Amazon is kicking them offline.
This is monopolistic and should be illegal.
This is corporate fascism.
— PeterSweden (@PeterSweden7) January 10, 2021
Amazon just announced Parler will be kicked off AWS.
The flood gates of censorship into oblivion are wide open.
The message is loud and clear…”If we don’t agree with you, you will cease to exist.”
— James Todaro, MD (@JamesTodaroMD) January 10, 2021
Four monopolies just colluded to snuff out Twitter’s competition.
— RBe (@RBPundit) January 10, 2021
Parler is no more. It’s gone. Amazon just nuked the entire platform.
— Ian Miles Cheong (@stillgray) January 10, 2021
Apple, Google, and Amazon are conspiring to destroy Twitter’s competitor. That’s a big fat red flag for me. If this isn’t blatantly illegal, why the hell not?
— Tom Delaney (@tedelaney2009) January 10, 2021
Apple in 1997: “Think different.”
Apple in 2021: “Think like us, or else.”
— The Rabid Cat (@battlecat847) January 10, 2021
Watch their 1984 Super Bowl commercial. They have become the guy on the screen…
— Raymond (@RaymondMagoo) January 10, 2021
“Make your own twitter” they said. Oh but then they will go after the app store that hosts your own twitter. If you make your own website then they will go after those who own the servers. They will make sure you can’t go to a bank or get a credit card or a loan. Tyranny.
— скйлер (@Skyl3r26) January 10, 2021
This should be terrifying to people.
Now that the blue wave is complete the tyranny is just starting.
Thought crimes are coming…
— Seth Baker (@RealSethBaker) January 10, 2021
- Adam Schiff throws out rules, again, says Trump should be cut from intel briefings immediately - January 17, 2021
- A third of GOP party will bolt if impeachment trial is allowed: Rand Paul warns Senate leadership - January 17, 2021
- Alec Baldwin marks MLK’s birthday by tweeting ‘dream’ of hanging Trump with a noose - January 17, 2021