Amazon has removed Parler from its web hosting services on Saturday in a move that could force the site offline if it cannot find a new host by the time the ban goes into effect on Sunday, BuzzFeed and CNN report. The move comes after Google and Apple both suspended the Parler app from the Google Play Store and App Store respectively.
“Amazon will be shutting off all of our servers in an attempt to completely remove free speech off the internet,” Parler CEO John Matze tweeted. “There is the possibility Parler will be unavailable on the internet for up to a week.”
Multiple social media networks have been rampantly removing accounts that presumably cause insurrection, devision and violence, including President Donald Trump. This follows after the riots witnessed at Capitol Hill in Washington DC. Privatized social media companies like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram have removed such accounts indefinitely, sparking the conversations on freedom of speech.