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Big-Tech's Coordinated Attack: Amazon shuts down Parler's servers to Eliminate Any Conservative Voices On-Line- It's A Political CONSPIRACY Against 75 Million Americans

Posted by freedomforall 1 week, 1 day ago to Politics
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"Update (2210 ET): Parler CEO John Matze has issued a statement (emphasis ours):

Sunday (tomorrow) at midnight Amazon will be shutting off all of our servers in an attempt to completely remove free speech off the internet. There is the possibility Parler will be unavailable on the internet for up to a week as we rebuild from scratch. We prepared for events like this by never relying on amazons proprietary infrastructure and building bare metal products.

We will try our best to move to a new provider right now as we have many competing for our business, however Amazon, Google and Apple purposefully did this as a coordinated effort knowing our options would be limited and knowing this would inflict the most damage right as President Trump was banned from the tech companies.

This was a coordinated attack by the tech giants to kill competition in the market place. We were too successful too fast. You can expect the war on competition and free speech to continue, but don’t count us out.

#speakfreely

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Update (2130 ET): And so the hammer has come down late on Saturday, when Amazon officially kicked Parler off its cloud Web hosting service, AWS according to Buzzfeed. The suspension means that once the ban takes effect on Sunday, the website - which as of this moment is still up - will be offline until it finds someone else to host it.

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Update (2100 ET): As expected, Apple removed Parler permanently from its app store on Saturday. "[T]here is no place on our platform for threats of violence and illegal activity," the iPhone maker said, according to CNN which adds that Apple notified Parler of its decision in a message that said it had violated the company's app store terms.

"The processes Parler has put in place to moderate or prevent the spread of dangerous and illegal content have proved insufficient," Apple told Parler. "Specifically, we have continued to find direct threats of violence and calls to incite lawless action in violation of Guideline 1.1 - Safety - Objectionable Content."

Apple's notice said Parler's responses to an earlier warning were inadequate, including Parler's defense that it had been taking violent rhetoric on its platform "very seriously for weeks" and that it had a moderation plan "for the time being," according to Apple.

A search for the Parler app as of 8pm showed that the app was no longer there, with the search query returning recommended substitutes.

A coalition of Amazon corporate employees have demanded that the Seattle-based megacorp kick Parler off the Amazon Web Services (AWS) platform unless 'posts inciting violence' are removed, which would force the Trump-friendly Twitter competitor to find another host.

According to CNBC, an employee advocacy group - Amazon Employees for Climate Justice - said in a Saturday tweet that AWS should "deny Parler services until it removes posts inciting violence, including at the Presidential inauguration."

Enough is enough. Amazon hosts Parler on @awscloud.

As Amazon workers, we demand Amazon deny Parler services until it removes posts inciting violence, including at the Presidential inauguration.

We cannot be complicit in more bloodshed and violent attacks on our democracy.

— Amazon Employees For Climate Justice (@AMZNforClimate) January 9, 2021
More via CNBC:

Pressure has been mounting for Amazon to stop hosting Parler on AWS after other tech giants took action against the social media app in the wake of the deadly U.S. Capitol riot earlier this week. Google on Friday removed Parler from its app store for Android users, Google Play Store. BuzzFeed News reported on Friday that Apple has threatened to pull Parler from its App Store.

Parler, which launched in 2018, has emerged as a popular platform for President Trump’s allies in the last year by billing itself as a free speech alternative to mainstream social media services like Twitter and Facebook. -CNBC

In 2019, Amazon pulled the plug on their AWS partnership with Twitter alternative GAB over user posts. CEO Andrew Torba essentially blamed the CIA - claiming that a "PSYOP campaign started back in early December" in which newly created accounts were "popping up out of nowhere and making threats of violence."

Torba's letter continues:

After this week, it's clear why this PSYOP was started: to take down alt-tech platforms and frame them for the January 6th protests that ended with the police killing an unarmed woman.

Almost instantly after police allowed protestors into the Capitol the New York Times started a baseless narrative that this protest was organized on alt-tech sites, and in particular on Gab, without offering any proof, screenshots, usernames, or evidence to back these baseless claims. I've recorded a video highlighting how this all played out. I hope you'll take some time to watch it to learn how the CIA Mockingbird Media complex operates. The way we fight back is with truth and by speaking truth to their power, which is quickly fading."
SOURCE URL: https://www.zerohedge.com/political/amazon-employees-demand-company-drop-parler-aws-cloud-app-becomes-1-download


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  • Posted by Lucky 1 week, 1 day ago
    Not unexpected.
    A conspiracy? There may not be emails and phone calls saying, let us do this.. it is like minded monopolists/oligarchs picking up hints by watching each other and acting in unison.

    What to do?
    Do not bother to inform the oligarchs and their flunkies of your dislike
    Actively find alternatives if you use that sort of thing
    If people/businesses in your circle use them, inform them of why they should not and present alternatives.
    There may be legal remedies to support: publisher/platform, ..
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    • Posted by 1 week, 1 day ago
      Don't do business with the enemy.
      Amazon
      Google
      Apple
      Microsoft
      Youtube
      Twitter
      Walmart
      Target
      ABC
      NBC
      CBS
      CNN
      Netflix
      NYT
      WSJ
      WaPo
      Sony
      Disney
      All Hollywood movie productions
      All of Wall St - Sell All Shares of stock of enemy companies
      Trader Joes
      Boycott every business who supports reverse discrimination or doesn't support a Verified Recount Of Legal Votes Only.
      Only do business with local small businesses.
      Avoid products made in China.
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      • Posted by $ Stormi 1 week ago
        Great list, fits in with my intent to boycott freedom hating oligarchs. Never was on the gossipy social media anyway. Knew Disney likely had Roy rolling in his grave when they were one world.Never watch the alphabet news sites ever, not even their raunchy sitcoms. Block Google tracking, search off Google when I want research, leave my smart phone, set to no Google track, home so they have no idea where I am. Amazon is the hardest habit to break, but as they censor what you may buy, it will become easier and alternatives, like in the old days, will pop up. Capitalism, not controlled capitalism will be ur goal.
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      • Posted by term2 1 week ago
        This is really hard to do, but we can stop dealing with at least some of these. I feel like I am being targeted by the country actually, and I dont really consider myself an american any more
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      • Posted by Eyecu2 1 week ago
        While I support your position, I have to ask what alternatives do we have to a majority of these companies.
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        • Posted by 1 week ago
          You know your local area better than I do, Eyecu. You have to do your own research there. Talk to your neighbors, family, friends and find local alternatives. I bet there are local small businesses who need customers.
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          • Posted by Eyecu2 1 week ago
            As I live in a VERY rural area just outside of the Houston area I basically get everything that I need from within Houston. Which means I do my grocery shopping with those that I wish to avoid.

            I kind of have a feeling like the kids from the movie Red Dawn, when I have to go into town for supplies....Really hope that that doesn't become a prophetic statement.
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            • Posted by 1 week ago
              I live in a rural area, too, but there are small businesses in small outlying towns and villages. I drive some distance (15 mile one way) to shop in small businesses. It is a small sacrifice compared to the patriots who fought to get freedom against the dictator King George. I'm not going to consent to slavery for a few conveniences.
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  • Posted by jdg 1 week ago
    All alt-tech companies can expect the same treatment, unless and until their entire supply chain is entirely companies that are sane enough not to listen to the woketards. (And this can't always be achieved in the case of monopolies and near-monopolies. For instance, Gab can't accept credit card payments because Visa blacklisted them and MC and Discover use Visa's blacklist too.)

    I predict that Parler will be down for a month or two and then come right back up again with a more robust supply chain, just as Gab did.

    I also predict that the media smears against everyone on the right will continue to escalate. That's what big media do.

    And individual "woke" people are going to try to get you and me kicked out of jobs and off platforms. Create accounts under pseudonyms if you don't already have them, and protect them from leaks.

    As for legal remedies such as anti-trust -- they may be available but I would not trust that they'll be there, especially once Biden starts getting his cabinet appointments approved.

    Biden's people have also announced a "second Patriot Act" and restrictions on "spreading disinformation" which may make it harder for alt-tech networks to exist. That's grossly unconstitutional but it will take a while to challenge them. That is where the existence of well funded allies like Parler will help us a lot. Forget about help from traditional civil rights organizations, they have all gone over to the enemy.

    This comment is lengthy because the problem is broad and we are under attack by multiple methods and need to defend against all of them.
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  • Posted by term2 1 week ago
    The leftists are showing their colors. This is actually a good thing in that it will get conservatives to band together tighter. I have called one of the two banks that we deal with to find out that if they are going to cancel our account for being Trump supporters- that I need to know so I can find other banking relationships.
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  • Posted by $ Temlakos 1 week ago
    As if that AECJ manifesto weren't damning enough, Parler now discloses that Facebook, Twitter, and Amazon have so defamed them that they are having trouble finding new hosts. They've set themselves up for a whopping defamation lawsuit.

    But who's going to file it? Parler had the bad sense to use outside counsel instead of building their own legal department.

    More than that, I'd say what we now need to build is a liberty-friendly public-advocacy group, ready to file such cases.
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    • Posted by term2 1 week ago
      I think parler already filed a lawsuit
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      • Posted by $ Temlakos 1 week ago
        Yes, they appear to have found other lawyers. I've read the complaint. They allege conspiracy for restraint of trade, breach of contract, and tortious interference with business expectancy.

        In the meantime, Gab is having growing pains, though they have upgraded their servers.

        Twitter and Facebook both saw their stocks decline precipitously in trading today.

        By the way: Twitter is another Amazon Web Services customer. So a conflict of interest might exist.
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  • Posted by $ Thoritsu 1 week ago
    I go back to a proposal suggested months ago:
    Change Section 230 protections:
    a. If you censor your social media and deny freedom of speech on your private system, clearly you are monitoring, and as such are not indemnified by 230.
    b. If you allow complete freedom of speech on your private system (except clearly illegal e.g. copyrighted), you are indemnified.

    However, we just argue yes/no without the clear issue at hand. Now there is no chance for such a proposal to pass.
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    • Posted by jdg 1 week ago
      That would ban all forums intended for just one side, including this one.

      I propose a more modest change: put teeth in the existing "good faith" clause of Section 230 by spelling out that 230 does not give forum owners the right to break their promises (such as banning someone for conduct the company's Terms of Service don't forbid, or lying about why) and does not legalize deceptive practices such as shadowbanning.

      Meanwhile I'd make it easier to sue for (1) monopolistic behavior such as the Visa blacklist and (2) misuse of your personal information or deception about it, as now practiced by Facebook and Google.
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      • Posted by $ Thoritsu 1 week ago
        I suppose you are right, but one can post communist ideas here. The forum will just erupt.

        Why do we need Section 230 protection for this site? Do you think it could/would be sued into bankruptcy?

        Those later misuses should be pursued as anti-trust, RICO and/or libel.
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        • Posted by 1 week ago
          This site is tiny. About 50+- posters? (The statists don't bother with the Libertarian Party because they are so puny.) imo, the Gulch will be fine unless the laws are changed immensely or the activity level increases astronomically.
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  • Posted by shaifferg 1 week ago
    What may be required now is a few law firms that have "gone "Galt" to identify themselves to those being censored and if needed provide pro-bono service or service at Gulch pricing.
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  • Posted by Eyecu2 1 week ago
    OK, so Parler and Gab are now both Offline and I have no idea as to when they will be back up. Nor do I have any idea as to a substitute for these but this makes me fear for this particular method of communication. As we are not the sheep that the general masses have time and again shown themselves to be. I wonder if this and others that are out there with similar non-Left leaning positions may come under attack.
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    • Posted by Eyecu2 1 week ago
      Ok, Gab is back up maybe it was correct when I said that it was a maintenance issue.
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      • Posted by jdg 1 week ago
        Gab's outage was a couple of years ago. But they were taken down for similar reasons so I used it as a comparison.

        Gab is running slowly right now because Twitter's purge has increased their traffic by about a factor of 8. Bitchute is growing similarly from people leaving Youtube. Both Gab and Bitchute can use some support right now.
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  • Posted by gmcase 1 week ago
    It is called Progressive Fascism. The normal nationalistic element of Fascism is replaced by racism toward whites and destroying everything about white culture. The white cucks supporting this obviously have a serious case of white guilt/loathing.
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    • Posted by term2 1 week ago
      the more I think about it, we are already fascist in many areas. You can design a car, but only the way the government wants it. Same with medical devices, same with ANY business in Las Vegas (where I currently live). You can build a house, but only if you meet the government codes. Personally, I am tired of all this nonsense. It makes me angry actually.
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      • Posted by gmcase 1 week ago
        We have been running full speed toward Fascism for decades with a short break during the Trump admin. It is now in hyper speed.
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        • Posted by term2 1 week ago
          YES. I used to make medical devices but abandoned that when fascism in the form of the FDA took over medical devices in 1976. Before that I brought breathing circuits to infants and made millions of them before unloading to Baxter. Who knows if I would have come up with equally good products in the future. We will never know...
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  • Posted by Arthgallo 6 days, 4 hours ago
    I’ve been vocal and called out the Antifa challenging them to define fascism which is actually humorous. 99% of people have no idea. Now I’m laying low, blending in, took a lower visible meanial job. Think I went Galt in a sense.
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