Parler Now Offline After Amazon Drops Hosting

Yahoo News reports:

The conservative social network Parler was forced offline Monday, tracking websites showed, after Amazon warned the company would lose access to its servers for its failure to properly police violent content.

The site’s popularity soared in recent weeks, becoming the number one free app in Apple’s App Store after the much larger Twitter banned US President Trump from its platform for his role in inciting a riot at the US Capitol last week.

Amazon then confirmed it would suspend the platform from its cloud hosting services for allowing “threats of violence.” In a letter to the Parler’s owners, the web giant said it would suspend service by 11:59 PM on Sunday (0759 GMT Monday).