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AWS boots Parler from its cloud, citing calls for violence surrounding Capitol attack

AWS boots Parler from its cloud, citing calls for violence surrounding Capitol attack

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."

Big Tech benefits from Biden’s sweeping immigration actions

Tim Cook and Sundar Pichai praised President Biden's immigration actions, which read like a tech industry wishlist.

Newly-inaugurated President Joe Biden signed two immigration-related executive orders on Wednesday.

Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

Immediately after being sworn in as president Wednesday, Joe Biden signed two pro-immigration executive orders and delivered an immigration bill to Congress that reads like a tech industry wishlist. The move drew enthusiastic praise from tech leaders, including Apple CEO Tim Cook and Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai.

President Biden nullified several of former-President Trump's most hawkish immigration policies. His executive orders reversed the so-called "Muslim ban" and instructed the attorney general and the secretary of Homeland Security to preserve the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, program, which the Trump administration had sought to end. He also sent an expansive immigration reform bill to Congress that would provide a pathway to citizenship for undocumented individuals and make it easier for foreign U.S. graduates with STEM degrees to stay in the United States, among other provisions.

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Emily Birnbaum

Emily Birnbaum ( @birnbaum_e) is a tech policy reporter with Protocol. Her coverage focuses on the U.S. government's attempts to regulate one of the most powerful industries in the world, with a focus on antitrust, privacy and politics. Previously, she worked as a tech policy reporter with The Hill after spending several months as a breaking news reporter. She is a Bethesda, Maryland native and proud Kenyon College alumna.

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