“Over the past several weeks, we’ve reported 98 examples to Parler of posts that clearly encourage and incite violence... It’s clear that Parler does not have an effective process to comply with the AWS terms of service. It also seems that Parler is still trying to determine its position on content moderation,” the letter reads. “Because Parler cannot comply with our terms of service and poses a very real risk to public safety, we plan to suspend Parler’s account effective Sunday, January 10th, at 11:59PM PST.”
but for conspiracy theories: stop the spread!
Let me explain the simile further.it's not gonna stop the spread. You are just not going to have to see it.
yup. i agree.What we're seeing here is companies (not the government!) refusing service to individuals and entities who broke their service contracts, which include Terms Of Service prohibiting certain types of content. If you intended to publish that kind of content, you shouldn't have used that service.
It’s also why there should be governmental regulations against monopolies. People who cherish their free speech should be against the kind of capitalism that reduces their options of outlets for their speech.yup. i agree.
which is why they/we will just build their own large service companies.
1. “Deplatforming Trump sets a precedent” ... Facebook has booted off Lebanese politicians, Burmese generals, and even other right-wing US politicians…
2. “This is the biggest online purge in history!” ... that occurred two years ago, when Twitter kicked off more than a million alleged ISIS accounts with zero transparency ...
3. “AWS kicking Parler off its servers is a step too far/is unprecedented/marks new territory in the digital rights debate” ... In 2010, AWS famously booted WikiLeaks after no more than concern from the State Department—that is, WikiLeaks hadn’t been charged with anything—kicking off a series of deplatformings of the group. ...
4. “This is communism!” Uh no, this is capitalism. ...
5. “The Google Play store/Apple store booting Parler sets new precedent.” ... Apple forced Tumblr’s hand hardly two years ago by threatening to kick it out of the App store if it didn’t do something about the child sexual abuse imagery ...
5. “Twitter won’t let you hashtag #1984” ... Twitter has never allowed number-based hashtags ...
That actually glosses over the fundamental issue. Which is where to draw the line - where is the balance - between individual rights and community responsibility. AKA other persons' rights. The problems which arise often are because persons want their own "freedom of speech" to do some harm to some other person or class of persons. How much "harm" and whereto draw the line is the complex issue grey area issue which most debate ignores and adopts polarised positions over.People who cherish their free speech should be against the kind of capitalism that reduces their options of outlets for their speech.
That's not a free speech issue. Monopolies are bad in any industry.It’s also why there should be governmental regulations against monopolies.
The issues discussed by "classical liberals" (they call themselves) isThat actually glosses over the fundamental issue. Which is where to draw the line - where is the balance - between individual rights and community responsibility. AKA other persons' rights. The problems which arise often are because persons want their own "freedom of speech" to do some harm to some other person or class of persons. How much "harm" and whereto draw the line is the complex issue grey area issue which most debate ignores and adopts polarised positions over.
And US cultural values and expectations are more towards the "individual rights" side of the balance than many other countries.
Nor, presumably, of Republicans and unaffiliated voters who do not support insurrection. And they might as well hang on to the Libertarians and Greens and such, though there are fewer of them and I suppose that technically they COULD afford to lose them -- but would just as soon not.an alliance of civic-minded businesses who have decided that they can neither lose the business of democrats
All the platforms that have banned or restricted Trump so far
- Reddit has banned the subreddit group "r/DonaldTrump,"
- Twitch disabled Trump's channel,
- Shopify took down two online stores affiliated with Trump — his organization and his campaign's merchandise sites
- Twitter announced Friday the platform will permanently ban President Trump's account
- Google has pulled Parler, a social media app for conservatives and far-right extremists.
- YouTube is accelerating its enforcement of election misinformation and voter fraud claims against Trump and other channels.
- Facebook and Instagram banned Donald Trump from posting on his Facebook accounts for at least the next two weeks
- Snapchat disabled Trump's Snapchat account Wednesday
- TikTok is removing content violations and redirecting hashtags like #stormthecapitol and #patriotparty to its community guidelines.
- Apple on Friday threatened to remove right-wing-friendly social media app Parler from its App Store
- Discord says it has banned server The Donald,
- Pinterest has been limiting hashtags related to pro-Trump topics such as #StopTheSteal since around the November election
- Stripe will no longer process payments for President Trump's campaign
Thank you for speaking with us earlier today.
As we discussed on the phone yesterday and this morning, we remain troubled by the repeated violations of our terms of service. Over the past several weeks, we’ve reported 98 examples to Parler of posts that clearly encourage and incite violence. Here are a few examples below from the ones we’ve sent previously: [See images above.]
Recently, we’ve seen a steady increase in this violent content on your website, all of which violates our terms. It’s clear that Parler does not have an effective process to comply with the AWS terms of service. It also seems that Parler is still trying to determine its position on content moderation. You remove some violent content when contacted by us or others, but not always with urgency. Your CEO recently stated publicly that he doesn’t “feel responsible for any of this, and neither should the platform.” This morning, you shared that you have a plan to more proactively moderate violent content, but plan to do so manually with volunteers. It’s our view that this nascent plan to use volunteers to promptly identify and remove dangerous content will not work in light of the rapidly growing number of violent posts. This is further demonstrated by the fact that you still have not taken down much of the content that we’ve sent you. Given the unfortunate events that transpired this past week in Washington, D.C., there is serious risk that this type of content will further incite violence.
AWS provides technology and services to customers across the political spectrum, and we continue to respect Parler’s right to determine for itself what content it will allow on its site. However, we cannot provide services to a customer that is unable to effectively identify and remove content that encourages or incites violence against others. Because Parler cannot comply with our terms of service and poses a very real risk to public safety, we plan to suspend Parler’s account effective Sunday, January 10th, at 11:59PM PST. We will ensure that all of your data is preserved for you to migrate to your own servers, and will work with you as best as we can to help your migration.
– AWS Trust & Safety Team
"Okta, Inc. provides cloud software that helps companies manage and secure user authentication into applications, and for developers to build identity controls into applications, website web services and devices." (Wikipedia)We were notified that Parler was using a free trial of Okta’s product and we have terminated Parler’s access to the Okta platform. While we support organizations across the political spectrum, our platform will not be used for threats of violence and illegal activity.
The response of the Australian government to US President Donald Trump’s incitement of the January 6 attack on the US Congress was, shall we say, muted.
Members of the Morrison government have saved their loudest outrage for Twitter, the social media platform Trump used to incite his followers, and the platform that has finally banned Trump for life. This, it appears, is the great injustice, an affront to “free speech,” and, wait for it, censorship.
The internet protocol (IP) address it used is owned by DDos-Guard, which is controlled by two Russian men and provides services including protection from distributed denial of service attacks, infrastructure expert Ronald Guilmette told Reuters.
DDoS-Guard’s other clients include the Russian ministry of defence, as well as media organisations in Moscow. Until recently, it offered 8kun – which was previously known as 8chan – protection from DDoS. Last week, DDoS-Guard became the latest company to cut ties with 8kun’s hosting company, VanwaTech, following inquiries from the Guardian.