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Some Amazon employees are calling on the company to be the next tech giant to cut off the controversial social media platform Parler.
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The group Amazon Employees for Climate Justice posted a tweet overnight demanding that “Amazon deny Parler services until it removes posts inciting violence, including at the Presidential inauguration.”
“We cannot be complicit in more bloodshed and violent attacks on democracy,” they wrote.
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Amazon Web Services' acceptable-use policy bars customers from using its services for “illegal, harmful or offensive” content. An Amazon representative declined to comment.
Parler is facing criticism over Wednesday’s riot that saw supporters of President Trump storm into the U.S. Capitol, attack police, vandalize the building and steal items from inside.
Screenshots taken from Parler and shared on other social media platforms appear to show Parler users openly discussing plans for violence at the rally that preceded the attack on the Capitol, including bringing weapons and imagining how they would wield them against their political opponents.
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Google has already suspended the Parler app from its Play Store, and Apple has also threatened to remove Parler’s app from the App Store unless the platform improves its moderation, Fox News reported.
“We’re aware of continued posting in the Parler app that seeks to incite ongoing violence in the U.S.,” a Google spokesperson told Fox News.
In a series of posts on Parler, its CEO, John Matze, criticized Google over the removal and Apple for also threatening to ban its app. He alleged that the organizing of violence at the Capitol had occured in Facebook groups, rather than on Parler.
“Most people on Parler are non-violent people who want to share their opinions, food pics and more,” he wrote.
A Parler representative didn’t immediately respond to an inquiry from Fox Business.