SNS application 'Parler' where Trump supporters gather sues Amazon
Parler, an SNS app that believes in not moderating content, has sued Amazon for being kicked out of the Internet due to AWS's suspension of web hosting.
Parler sues Amazon for kicking it off the internet --The Verge
In the 2016 US presidential election, false alarms about the election were widely spread on SNS, which had a great impact on the election results. Therefore, during the 2020 US presidential election, each SNS will focus on content moderation to eliminate false alarms regarding the election. A major influence of social media content moderation was the Trump camp, which continued to make radical remarks, and President Trump's posts were often warned as 'problematic posts.'
Twitter first labels President Trump's tweet as 'potentially misleading'-GIGAZINE
Among them, Parler, an SNS application that does not perform content moderation, attracted attention. Parler will be flooded with supporters of President Trump who make radical posts that are subject to content moderation on Twitter and elsewhere.
However, things changed abruptly after President Trump's supporters attacked the US Capitol on January 6, 2021, local time. While each SNS deleted the content related to the attack on the Federal Capitol , Parler left it without deleting it, so Apple and Google said that it violated the official guidelines and deleted the Parler app from the App Store and Google Play. Did.
Apple removes moderation-free SNS app 'Parler' from App Store --GIGAZINE
Following this, Amazon announced that it would eliminate Parler from AWS's web hosting services. Regarding Amazon's decision, Parler CEO John Mets has announced that the service could be offline for up to a week to 'rebuild the service from scratch.'
Amazon also eliminates 'Parler' from its web hosting service, and IT giants are moving to eliminate Parler --GIGAZINE
Parler then sued Amazon for unilaterally terminating the web hosting contract. Parler claims that 'Amazon has cut off our relationship to prevent Parler from competing with Twitter,' and told the court 'to prevent Amazon from shutting down Parler's AWS account.' I am seeking.
Amazon's moderation team claims that Parler has repeatedly violated its policies, and in fact sent an email to Parler with '98 problematic posts that incite violence posted on Parler.' I am submitting. 'We can't effectively identify and serve customers who can't remove content that encourages or incites violence against others,' Amazon said publicly.
AWS is the world's largest cloud service provider, accounting for about one-third of the market. Parler claimed that Amazon's exclusion was 'death sentence', saying 'I was excluded from AWS but couldn't find another web hosting service.' He also claims that Amazon signed a multi-year contract with Twitter to use AWS in 2020, 'Amazon tried to protect Twitter.'
Foreign media The Verge said, 'Amazon, a private sector, has a wide range of legal freedoms to shut down some customers and is responsible for Parler's failure to find a new hosting service. You don't have to have. '