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Amazon Hit-and-Run: Bezos’ BigTech Bigots Kick Parler Off Platform

Saturday, January 9th, 2021

Free Speech Hit-and-Run

Effective at midnight Sunday, Amazon is kicking Parler.com off of their hosting platform. From John Matze, founder and CEO of Parler:

Statement by Parler CEO John Matze

 

I don’t care what anybody says: This crosses a big bright red line. I want all of you small companies, local governments, and everybody else out there to understand what’s happening, and also to understand that THIS COULD BE YOU. I know lots of small businesses that use Amazon’s web-hosting services, and it’s always a bad idea. One of the technical problems we’ve seen is that they’re subject to move your server all over the place, changing your website’s IP address, and relying upon DNS updates(which take time to propagate) and they don’t care if your website or service is down for a while as they juggle things around within or among their server farms. I’d urge everybody who uses Amazon hosting to abandon them, and fast. Imagine if you’ve got some critical application you’re hosting for your business in Amazon’s cloud. What happens when Amazon gets mad at you? What happens when they decide THEY want to sell whatever product/service you’re currently selling, and they simply poach your data, and your customer lists? Jeff Bezos is infamous for running a predatory outfit, but this is just on the hosting side. I know Amazon is convenient. That said, I’m done with them. As of today, I’m not buying a pack of Twinkies from that jerk-off. I don’t care if he’s the last Hostess outlet on the planet. Abandon Amazon. The only power we have is as consumers and entrepreneurs is to walk with our cash. That’s it. Amazon Prime? Gone. Fire? Gone. I don’t care about any of these jerks. They don’t sell anything I can’t live without, and happily. Government may not do a freaking thing about these tyrants, but WE CAN.

Parler anticipates being down up to a week as they build out their own server farm. To be honest, I don’t know why they didn’t anticipate this, but then again, who expects a corporation to act like the Soviet Union? I DO. In 2008, we learned some banks had become “too big to fail.” What we should learn now is that some corporations have become too big for their britches. It’s time to be the economic iceberg that sinks some of these Titanics.

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