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John Paczkowski / BuzzFeed News:
In leaked email, Amazon says it will suspend Parler's AWS account on Jan. 10 at 11:59PM PST for not complying with its TOS and posing a risk to public safety  —  Amazon on Saturday kicked Parler off its Web hosting services.  Parler, a social network favored by conservative politicians and extremists …
New York Times:
Apple has suspended Parler from the App Store, saying Parler “has not taken adequate measures” to address threats to people's safety on its platform  —  The companies pulled support for the “free speech” social network, all but killing the service just as many conservatives are seeking alternatives to Facebook and Twitter.
Jonathan Shieber / TechCrunch:
Parler becomes the number one app on Apple's App Store in the US; Gab claims it is seeing 10,000+ new users sign up every hour  —  Users are surging on small, conservative, social media platforms after President Donald Trump's ban from the world's largest social networks …
Annie Palmer / CNBC:
A group of Amazon staffers, Amazon Employees for Climate Justice, calls on the company to stop providing AWS services to Parler  —  - A group of Amazon corporate employees is calling on the company to stop providing cloud services to Parler, a social media app popular with Trump supporters …
Shawna Chen / Axios:
Google suspends Parler from the Play Store over moderation and enforcement policies, citing an “ongoing and urgent public safety threat”  —  Google has pulled Parler, a social media app for conservatives and far-right extremists, from its app store following the company's role in the deadly U.S. Capitol siege this week.
The Verge:
Twitter says it has permanently suspended Trump's @realDonaldTrump account “due to the risk of further incitement of violence”  —  The president's preferred megaphone is gone  —  Twitter permanently banned President Donald Trump Friday days after a pro-Trump mob stormed the US Capitol leaving four dead.
More: Axios, Bloomberg, Slate, CNBC, Associated Press, 500ish, BuzzFeed News, Business Insider, and Politico
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Kevin Roose / New York Times:
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
Twitter and Facebook's ban on Trump is not censorship, and demanding clear rules for social media moderation is “stupid” because the context is always changing  —  When I started writing this post, it was about Facebook's decision to suspend Trump's account indefinitely …
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Washington Post:
Evan Ackerman / IEEE Spectrum:
Q&A with Aaron Saunders, VP at Boston Dynamics, on teaching robots to dance and how that informs the company's approach to robotics for commercial applications  —  A week ago, Boston Dynamics posted a video of Atlas, Spot, and Handle dancing to “Do You Love Me.”

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