It’s not only Twitter that has banned President Trump from its social media pages, but also Facebook, Snapchat, Reddit, and even Pinterest.
When his followers began searching for other platforms to voice their opinions, they flocked to Parler. It quickly became the number one in the Apple App store, with one and a half million downloads on Saturday alone.
Then, suddenly Parler was taken down at midnight Sunday, and it is obviously a major assault on freedom of speech that is taking place. It was rumored that the president was about to join Parler.
The ban came just 24 hours after Twitter permanently suspended the president, trying to separate him from his supporters.
The hosting site for Parler—Amazon—had decided their content was violent and threatening. Big Tech is using the behavior of a few last Wednesday at Capitol Hill to target the president.
Amazon and the other tech giants Apple and Google ended their agreements with the social media service, removing them from their App stores in a devastating move.
Parler CEO John Matze explained that they might be offline longer than anticipated on Sunday and may even be facing ruin as they find vendors difficult to source because those who decide what we can’t see or say have deemed them untouchable.
He said the Amazon decision was an “attempt to completely remove free speech off the internet.” He added it’s an assault on everyone.
“They all work together to make sure at the same time we would lose access to not only our apps, but they’re actually shutting all of our servers off tonight, off the internet,” Matze told Fox Sunday Morning Futures host Maria Bartiromo.
“They made an attempt to not only kill the app but to actually destroy the entire company. And it’s not just these three companies. Every vendor from text message services to email providers to our lawyers all ditched us too on the same day,” Matze added.
Parler members are strong supporters of President Trump, and after the protests on Wednesday at Capitol Hill, that turned violent, due to Antifa inciting the peaceful protesters. Democrats have tried to blame the president, which has had a follow-on effect on any social media that supports the president.
Matze said: “We’re going to try our best to get back online as quickly as possible. But we’re having a lot of trouble because every vendor we talk to says they won’t work with us. Because if Apple doesn’t approve and Google doesn’t approve, they won’t.”
It would appear that if the left doesn’t approve of your voice, they can just shut you down. What has happened to our freedom of speech?
In the latest development, Parler is suing Amazon Web Services after being forced offline by losing their web hosting services.
The 18-page filing claims Amazon’s decision to take Parler offline was politically motivated and meant to protect Twitter—an Amazon client from competition.
The lawsuit reads, “AWS’s decision to effectively terminate Parler’s account is apparently motivated by political animus.”
It continues, “It is also apparently designed to reduce competition in the microblogging services market to the benefit of Twitter,” reports News Thud.