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Parler, the social media app under fire after the role its users played in organizing Wednesday's attack on the Capitol and subsequent calls for further violence, will have to find a new cloud provider.
Without commenting further, AWS representatives shared a report by BuzzFeed News on Saturday night that Parler received a letter from the AWS Trust and Safety group earlier in the day, saying that Parler's app will no longer be allowed to run on its cloud service after midnight PT Sunday.
"AWS provides technology and services to customers across the political spectrum, and we continue to respect Parler's right to determine for itself what content it will allow on its site. However, we cannot provide services to a customer that is unable to effectively identify and remove content that encourages or incites violence against others," AWS said in the letter.
Both Google and Apple pulled Parler from their app stores following Wednesday's storming of the Capitol building and calls from Lin Wood, an associate of President Trump's, to execute Vice President Mike Pence. AWS said it would "ensure that all of your data is preserved for you to migrate to your own servers, and will work with you as best as we can to help your migration."
Tom Krazit ( @tomkrazit) is a senior reporter at Protocol, covering cloud computing and enterprise technology out of the Pacific Northwest. He has written and edited stories about the technology industry for almost two decades for publications such as IDG, CNET, paidContent, and GeekWire. He served as executive editor of Gigaom and Structure, and most recently produced a leading cloud computing newsletter called Mostly Cloudy.