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Amazon's decision to sever ties with Parler might not kill the controversial social media platform

Amazon's decision to sever ties with Parler might not kill the controversial social media platform

Amazon Web Services will kick Parler off its platform on Sunday at 11:59 p.m. Pacific time.
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Amazon will kick Parler off its web servers, leaving the controversial social network to scramble for a new web host.




Tech giants including Apple, Google, and Amazon have all recently backed away from Parler, an app that mainly appealed to far-right conservatives with limited content moderation.




Parler CEO John Matze said the site could be down for up to a week, as "we rebuild from scratch."




"Probably not the end to Parler," one disinformation expert told Insider. "They just have to find another server space."




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Parler will be kicked off Amazon's web servers early Monday morning, forcing the controversial social networking site to go dark for at least a few days. But experts say that it's unlikely to be the end of the platform. Technology giants including Amazon, Apple, and Google have taken a flurry of actions against Parler since the insurrection at the US Capitol by a mob of President Donald Trump supporters. While the actions are likely to lead to a decline in Parler 's popularity, experts said the app isn't necessarily dead in the long-term."It is realistic to expect that Parler will find another provider to host their services like AWS," Max Aliapoulios, a computer science Ph. D candidate at New York University focused on understanding and mitigating socio-technical problems like cybercrime and online extremism, told Insider in an email.Read More: Amazon is removing Parler from its web hosting service
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