The steps taken by Amazon, Apple և Google անել may encourage other applications to enhance their use.
The live-streaming DLive website, which was used by rebels attacking the Capitol to broadcast the moment, said on Friday that it had indefinitely stopped seven channels, removing more than 100 previous broadcasts from the crowd. It added that the “lemons” sent to the suspended channels, the DLive currency, which can be converted into real money, will be returned to donors in the next few days.
Other platforms hosting right-wing posts, including CloutHub և MyMilitia, a forum for militia groups, have recently adjusted their terms of service to ban threats of violence.
DLive was pressured by the payment company Tipalti to help it operate. Tipalti’s statement reads: that it had suspended its service until DLive removed the accounts that aired the riots on Wednesday.
Third-party companies that help programs and websites operate, from payment processors to cyber security companies to web hosting providers like Amazon, have used their positions to influence how their customers handle extremist or criminal activity. In 2019, Cloudflare, the company that protects websites from cyberattacks, effectively passed the death knell to 8chan, an anonymous online messaging board hosting a mass shooter manifesto, ending the site’s defense. After Cloudflare withdrew from 8chan, the site found it difficult to find other service providers that could keep it active.
Parler could have had the same problem now that it had no way to host its website, in particular because after Wednesday’s riots, the company suddenly became a pariah, partly planned in Parler. Amazon was pressured by its employees առնվազն by at least one member of Congress before supporting Parler, և other companies could fear unwanted attention if they took over his business.
BuzzFeed News first reported on Amazon’s decision to withdraw its support from Parler.
If Parler is able to find a provider սել restart its service, it will still have an uphill journey to find new users without major local app stores. Apple’s decision to block iPhone owners from downloading Parler app. People who already have the app will still be able to use it if it returns online, but their versions of the app will soon become obsolete as Apple updates the iPhone software.
Google has cut Parler from its flagship Android app store, but it also allows apps to be downloaded elsewhere, which means Android users will still be able to find the Parler app with just a little more work. If Parler finds a new web hosting provider, its website will be accessible through both web and PC web browsers.