The popular social network of Donald Trump supporters, Parler, was down on Monday, the day after Amazon’s decision to cut him off access to its servers, due to persistent messages of incitement to violence after the assault on the Capitol by fans of the president on Wednesday.
The social network has filed a complaint against Amazon.
The latter announced this weekend that he would suspend the Parler account from Monday, explaining in a letter to the conservative site that he had “recently observed a persistent increase in violent content”. The tech giants Apple and Google had previously withdrawn from their application download platforms the social network where, according to them, “threats of violence” and “illegal activities” proliferated.
But Parler believes that this decommissioning is motivated more by political considerations and the desire to reduce competition to the benefit of Twitter. She also criticizes Amazon for not giving her thirty days’ notice before cutting the bridges.
“It’s like disconnecting a patient on life support. It’s going to kill the business – just as it was skyrocketing,” Parler wrote in her complaint.
The Twitter precedent with Donald Trump’s account
In the aftermath of Twitter’s decision to permanently delete Donald Trump’s account (a decision that has caused a lot of reaction from the French political class, in particular the Minister of the Economy), Parler was still the most downloaded application on Saturday. United States on the Apple platform.
Launched in 2018, the social network works a bit like Twitter, with profiles to follow and “parlys” instead of tweets. Freedom of expression is its leitmotif.
Based in Henderson, Nevada, Parler was started by John Matze, a computer engineer, and Rebekah Mercer, a major donor to the Republican Party.
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