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How AWS and Other Cloud Providers Became the Internet’s Most Powerful Moderators

In another era, Parler would have owned its servers—and remained online

Photo: Thiago Prudêncio/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images

When Amazon Web Services decided to stop hosting the alt-right social network Parler last week following the insurrection at the Capitol, it looked like the site was doomed to go offline.

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Owen Williams

Owen Williams

Fascinated by how code and design is shaping the world. I write about the why behind tech news. UX Manager @ Shopify. https://twitter.com/ow

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