Check out Parler Status Updates. Parler.com is shut down, but they are struggling to get back online.
What happened? Well, that depends to some extent upon our point-of-view.
Apple, Google and Amazon have conspired to shut down the conservative social media platform Parler after millions of pro-life conservatives moved to the social media network following the decision by Facebook, Twitter and other social media giants to ban President Donald trump and censor conservatives.
As censorship has increased, pro-life and conservative Americans have moved to other social media networks like Parler and LifeNews has gained almost 70,000 followers looking for alternatives to Twitter so they can get the latest pro-life news and information free from censorship. (continued)Apple, Google and Amazon Shut Down Parler After Pro-Life Conservatives Flock There | LifeNews.com
If your focus is pro-life, then you probably see the Big Tech shutdown as a proabortion plot.
If you are a rabid Liberal Democrat, however, you probably see Parler as a dire threat to the republic.
Just as the clock was to strike midnight on the U.S. west coast, Amazon suspended Parler from its Amazon Web Services (AWS) for a violation of the company’s terms of service against violent content.
Parler is a conservative-leaning social media site whose users mostly follow President Donald Trump, and it’s a landing spot for many conservatives who have been banned by other social media outlets.
The move comes in the same five-day stretch that President Donald Trump was censored on social media giants Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube, and with Apple and Google already holding Parler’s feet to the fire. (continued)Amazon Suspends Parler App From Its Web Services, Effective Immediately (newsweek.com)
The deactivation of Parler includes the app.
A day after Parler was removed from the Google Play Store, Apple has made a similar step.
While the social media app was the top free app Saturday, Apple said in a statement sent to USA TODAY that it has suspended Parler. (continued)Parler suspended from Apple App Store; Amazon to shut off web hosting (usatoday.com)
Is the truth some where in the middle? Don’t think so. Consider the conclusion of this article.
But major tech companies are making a misstep by going after Parler soon after a close election, wherein nearly 75 million Americans demonstrated support for the president. They could very well be further fracturing the country’s existing divides. But, if nothing else, they’ll reduce competition in the social media space and encourage an overzealous censorship culture — one with an unknowable victim tally. Tech companies are right to criticize President Trump for not being cognizant of the political consequences of his actions, but they should take care to do the same for themselves.Shutting down Parler won’t stop domestic terrorism. But it could make it worse – Washington Times
The Washington Times, like any relatively small company that is dependent on the Internet walked very circumspectly around the topic, trying to make a logical argument against what the Big Tech giants had done to Parler without calling the move what it was, tyrannical.
Look at what is going in Washington D.C.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Two U.S. Army National Guard members have been removed from the presidential inauguration security mission after they were found to have ties with right-wing militia groups, according to two U.S. Army officials. There was no threat to President-elect Joe Biden, they said.
The officials did not say which fringe group the Guard members belonged to or what unit they served in. The officials were not authorized to speak publicly and spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity.
The removal comes as the FBI has warned law enforcement officials about the possibility that right-wing fringe groups could pose as members of the National Guard called in to help secure the city after a deadly riot at the U.S. Capitol by Trump supporters shocked the nation, according to two law enforcement officials familiar with the matter. (continued)Two Guard members removed from Biden inauguration (msn.com)
The security for the Biden inauguration is ridiculous. Unarmed people attacked the Capitol Building, and the Capitol Police, because they were poorly led and prepared, could not stop them. Messy? Yes, but it does not demonstrate a nationwide plot that requires 25,000 National Guard troops and shutting down our nation’s capital for a week? If the Democrats are not trying to create an excuse to justify the seizing tyrannical powers, they sure have a lot of people fooled into believing they are.
With the Liberal Democrats in power, Conservatives must support those who support us, and we must not waste our money on the people who hate us. That just impowers them.
We must reduce our usage of Amazon, Facebook, Twitter, Google, and Apple as much as possible. If you can do without an app, then don’t bother downloading it from Google or Apple. Amazon, Google and Apple have business ties with China. Any company that does business in China must satisfy the demands of the Communist Chinese Party, which, for example, thinks slave labor is a great idea. That good?
Conservatives have a huge market share. We must use that market power. If we indicate the desire to take our business to people who have not shown an active dislike for us, plenty of companies will spring up wanting our business, but we must choose to be loyal to those companies, and that includes Parler.