Seattle-area net providers firm Epik stated it has not had communications with Parler, the social media platform within the highlight following the riot on the U.S. Capitol final week.
Amazon Internet Companies stated on Saturday that it would suspend Parler on Sunday earlier than midnight, citing a violation of its phrases of service attributable to requires violence on the platform.
Getting booted from AWS would take Parler offline and means the positioning would wish to discover a new internet hosting service.
In a lengthy statement posted on Epik’s web site, the corporate stated “no communication has been acquired by them for dialogue of future service provision.”
Epik, based in 2009, has develop into recognized for internet hosting web sites that had been beforehand blocked off by different suppliers. In 2018, it hosted Gab.com, the positioning that was dropped by GoDaddy and different corporations within the wake of the Pittsburgh synagogue capturing.
Epik additionally quickly helped 8chan get again on-line in 2019 after the positioning was tied to far-right extremism and linked to a mass capturing in El Paso, Texas, but changed course two days later.
In its assertion, Epik doesn’t say whether or not it’s open to working with Parler sooner or later. The corporate calls out the “staggering dimension of Twitter and Fb” and stated it has “carefully noticed the battle between outsized monopolies and smaller platforms.”
“The notion that Massive Tech has pushed for centralized management over all future narratives may be very actual,” writes Robert Davis, senior vp of communications.
Parler has develop into in style in latest months as a substitute for Fb and Twitter, which each banned President Trump last week following the riot on the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday.
Apple and Google have eliminated Parler from their respective app shops over the previous few days. Apple stated it acquired complaints that Parler was used to plan and coordinate the Capitol riots, BuzzFeed reported.
Parler’s CEO said Sunday that different companies have additionally stopped working with the social media firm. Other large platforms comparable to Stripe and Snapchat have restricted or restricted Trump-related accounts.
In 2018, Monster defended the choice to host Gab.com in a blog post that included the road “de-platforming is digital censorship.”
“De-platforming a haven of free speech is just not about left or proper,” Monster wrote.