Of course not. No amount of blockchain magic can obviate the need for physical infrastructure to host a large web service.
(No, "it'll be distributed" or "it'll be on the blockchain" aren't viable solutions.)
And companies have a right to not associate with a platform that incites violence and foments activity against the very constitution it appeals to.
> You are responsible for End Users’ use of Your Content and the Service Offerings. You will ensure that all End Users comply with your obligations under this Agreement and that the terms of your agreement with each End User are consistent with this Agreement. If you become aware of any violation of your obligations under this Agreement caused by an End User, you will immediately suspend access to Your Content and the Service Offerings by such End User.
According to AWS's reply brief in the lawsuit with Parler (https://www.courtlistener.com/recap/gov.uscourts.wawd.294664...):
> During one of the calls, Parler’s CEO reported that Parler had a backlog of 26,000 reports of content that violated its community standards and remained on its service.
This isn't something that popped up out of the blue; this was something that AWS was concerned about for a while (several months), and communicated with Parler about for a while. Given an existing backlog of unhandled reports, and the prospect of a rapid growth in new content that would presumably generate even more complaints, AWS did not believe that Parler could fulfill its contractual obligation to moderate with volunteers and terminated its service.
There is no one ring to rule them all. If it were just AWS, then the conversation would turn to switching to Azure.
Won't even be a blip on AWS's radar. Aside from rightwingers self hosting, nothing will really change in an impactful way.
Eye of sauron? Dramatic, much? It's not hard: Don't host incitement of violence, i.e. Incitement to Imminent Lawless Action. It's not hard. But for these radical right wingers, it apparently is. Sad.
Amazon allows you to scale globally with a button click and a pinky swear. Rolling out their own shit would be an Elon-level undertaking which the Parler folks clearly had no interest in. Whatever batshit lawyers told them their backup plan for WORLD PEACE would somehow fly (on the back of fuuuucking AMAZON) should be disbarred for malpractice.
Especially good if I can know who they are so to avoid giving them my custom.
Parler claims to moderate such illegal speech. I'm curious if anyone here has evidence that, when brought to moderator's attention, Parler has opted not to delete such content?
> Over the past several weeks, we’ve reported 98 examples to Parler of posts that clearly encourage and incite violence.
> This is further demonstrated by the fact that you still have not taken down much of the content that we’ve sent you.
These companies have simply exercised their own rights. There could be an argument about monopolies, or their rights to censorship, but to say this is about 1st Amendment rights is rather distracting.
“We need to act like our forefathers did Kill [Black and Jewish people] all Leave no victims or survivors.”
Is very similar to the speech that caused the Brandenburg case. AWS also claims the messages are harmful and thus violate their acceptable use policy and I think AWS has a much stronger argument here. However, AWS hasn’t really clarified what harmful means in their policy at least in terms of speech. Harmful can be interpreted quite widely and Parker could argue this interpretation doesn’t make sense and the implied interpretation is harmful illegal content. For example a AWS hosting a business competing against another business is harmful to that other business.
We should see this coming given that their business model is built on money laundering and earnings from international crime. What did we expect from them.
Who are you referencing here?
I mean sure, I happen to agree with what I believe to be whatever1's attitude to the Person Not Named, but what whatever1 wrote has nothing to do with the topic under discussion.
I think as a whole we need to agree that things are black and white and in fact grey. This, healthcare, and other topics are much more nuanced than pointing fingers at one side or the other.