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Parler may be gone for now. That won't stop the calls to violence online

January 12, 2021. Summarized by summa-bot.

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Parler all but vanished from the internet this week. Major tech platforms, including Apple and Amazon, booted the social network popular with the far-right for what the companies said was a failure to moderate incitement and violent rhetoric on its service that contributed to last week's deadly Capitol riots.

Major tech platforms, including Apple and Amazon, booted the social network popular with the far-right for what the companies said was a failure to moderate incitement and violent rhetoric on its service that contributed to last week's deadly Capitol riots.

That's because, McGregor said, many of Parler's most extreme users are likely to have been connected already on other, similar platforms even before Parler was taken down.

Other apps including MeWe, a social networking app, have also experienced explosive growth over the weekend, Apptopia said.

In a statement Monday evening, Amazon said the lawsuit has "no merit" and that Parler had violated its terms of service because of the violent content and incitement found on its site.

"We made our concerns known to Parler over a number of weeks and during that time we saw a significant increase in this type of dangerous content, not a decrease, which led to our suspension of their services Sunday evening," Amazon said.

Parler claimed in its lawsuit that after Amazon flagged numerous examples of violent content, "over the last few days Parler had removed everything AWS had brought to its attention and more," while alleged hateful posts on other social networks did not result in Amazon sanctions.

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