Parler, the alternative social media platform favored by conservatives, now finds itself virtually homeless on the internet as Amazon, Apple, and Google, have all booted it from their platforms in a span of a little more than 24 hours. Amazon said it would remove Parler from its cloud hosting service, Amazon Web Services, Sunday evening, effectively kicking it off of the public internet after mounting pressure from the public and Amazon Employees
The decision, which went into force on Sunday at 11:59 p.m. Pacific time, will shut down Parler’s website and app until it can find a new hosting provider. The Parler website was not accessible early on Monday.
BuzzFeed News was first to report
the move. Parler is an alternative social network popular with conservatives and has been heavily used by supporters of President Donald Trump, including some who participated in Wednesday’s US Capitol unrest.
another site widely used by the far-right, Gab.com, was apparently benefitting from Parler’s troubles. Gab tweeted early Monday that it had “gained more users in the past 2 days than we did in our first two years of existing.” Trump may also launch his own Social Media platform