Apple Inc. and Amazon.com Inc. dropped support for Parler, which dealt a heavy blow to a social media service that was becoming increasingly popular with conservatives and escalated a campaign by technology giants to regulate content they consider consider dangerous the mob attack on the US Capitol.
Amazon said Saturday it will no longer offer Parler cloud computing services and Apple has suspended the company’s app from the App Store. Both companies said Parler has failed to demonstrate in recent talks that it can adequately counter threats of violence on the platform.
“We have always supported different points of view that are represented in the App Store, but on our platform there is no place for threats from violence and illegal activity,” Apple said in a statement. “Parler has not taken adequate action to counter the spread of these threats to human security.”
The announcements from Amazon and Apple come one day in alphabetical order …