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Amazon’s Other Reason for Booting Parler: Threats to Staff

  • Parler was warned about dangerous, violent content, AWS says
  • Conservative media site sued Web giant for antitrust violation
Parler CEO Says Platform Protects User Data And Speech
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Amazon.com Inc. says Parler LLC isn’t only dangerous to law and order in the nation’s capital, but to the tech giant’s own staff.

To justify to a judge why it suspended web-hosting service for the conservative social media site, Amazon executives cited threats by Parler users to delivery drivers and staff at the e-commerce giant -- as well as concern that Parler failed to police violent content both before and after the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol.