Any thoughts on the experience prior to Amazon pulling support?
The court filing, first reported by Seattle Times, lays out the ways in which Parler violated Amazon’s terms of service by using what Amazon calls a “hands-off approach” to moderating the content of its users. Amazon says it approached company leadership at Parler in mid-November 2020 and tried to get the social media service to address its problems.
Parler was either unable or unwilling to properly police its content, which became increasingly worse after President Donald Trump lost the presidential election to Joe Biden. Users called for a new civil war and threatened the assassination of politicians like Stacey Abrams and tech company executives like Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey.
The threats Amazon filed as examples of extremist speech on Parler are below. All redactions and censoring of words appears in the original court filing.
- “Fry’em up. The whole fkn crew. #pelosi #aoc #thesquad #soros #gates #chuckschumer #hrc #obama #adamschiff #blm #antifa we are coming for you and you will know it.”
- “#JackDorsey … you will die a bloody death alongside Mark Suckerturd [Zuckerberg]… It has been decided and plans are being put in place. Remember the photographs inside your home while you slept? Yes, that close. You will die a sudden death!”
- “We are going to fight in a civil War on Jan.20th, Form MILITIAS now and acquire targets.”
- “On January 20th we need to start systematicly [sic] assassinating [sic] #liberal leaders, liberal activists, #blm leaders and supporters, members of the #nba #nfl #mlb #nhl #mainstreammedia anchors and correspondents and #antifa. I already have a news worthy event planned.”
- “Shoot the police that protect these shitbag senators right in the head then make the senator grovel a bit before capping they ass.”
- “After the firing squads are done with the politicians the teachers are next.”
- “Death to @zuckerberg @realjeffbezos @jackdorsey @pichai.”
- “White people need to ignite their racial identity and rain down suffering and death like a hurricane upon zionists.”
- “Put a target on these motherless trash [Antifa] they aren’t human taking one out would be like stepping on a roach no different.”
- “We need to act like our forefathers did Kill [Black and Jewish people] all Leave no victims or survivors.”
- “We are coming with our list we know where you live we know who you are and we are coming for you and it starts on the 6th civil war… Lol if you will think it’s a joke… Enjoy your last few days you have.”
- “This bitch [Stacey Abrams] will be good target practice for our beginners.”
- “This cu** [United States Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao] should be… hung for betraying their country.”
- “Hang this mofo [Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger] today.”
- “HANG THAt N***** ASAP”