Speak, a platform favored by Trump fans, Struggle for Survival


Talk launched in 2018 as a free-wheeling social media site for users who were fed up with the rules on Facebook and Twitter, and it quickly gained fans among supporters of President Trump. On Monday, he fell into darkness, fell by the flashback on his more permissive approach.
Amazon.com Inc. abruptly ended the company’s web hosting services, shutting down operations, prompting Parler to sue Amazon in federal court in Seattle. Other technology partners have also acted, crippling operations.
The move was prompted by last week’s popular attack on the U.S. Capitol. In the afternoon of the riot, Amazon warned Parler executives that it had received reports that the social media platform was hosting “inappropriate” content and that Parler had 24 hours to address it.
“We’ve been dealing with this type of content appropriately and have been actively working with law enforcement for weeks now,” Amy Peikoff, policy manager at Talking, told Amazon hours later in an email reviewed by the Wall Street Journal.
Amazon responded on Thursday, “Please consider this resolved. The email gave Parler executives the confidence that their moderation system, however strained, was acceptable to its technology partner.


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