Apple, Amazon, Google suspend Parler over hate posts on US siege

Apple Inc. suspended Parler, a social media platform, from its web hosting service for the purported spread of hate posts. The site will now be unable to operate until it finds another hosting Inc too booted the social networking site’s services off for the same reason.

The action against Parler comes after Google began the suit of expelling the site on account of inciting hatred online. Parler is seen as a safe haven for those debunked from Twitter. After the microblogging platform Twitter suspended US President Donald Trump’s account permanently to avert the further risk of violence, the move came as a big thud.
“We have suspended Parler from the App Store until they resolve these issues,” Apple said in a statement on Saturday.

The spat took a sore turn when Parler Chief Executive John Matze publicly lashed out at Apple and said that the iPhone maker was banning the service until it gives up free speech and institutes broad and invasive policies like Twitter and Facebook.
Amazon also cleared the air on the fresh ban of Parler off its Amazon Web Services (AWS) unit for violation of its terms on hate speech and violent content.

The three giants made it clear that Parler’s comeback will only be possible after it takes due steps on content moderation. The banning spree comes after Twitter took a decision to permanently suspend Trump’s account, citing policy violation on its platform.