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Seldom-seen Amazon unit made the call that brought down pro-Trump Parler

Submitted by Arts & Sciences Web Team on January 13, 2021 - 10:00am

The ability of companies such as Facebook, Twitter and Google to control what people see online is so potent, it is the subject of antitrust hearings. But the decision by Amazon to push Parler off its dominant cloud-computing service illustrates just how powerful its content-moderation capabilities are as well. Margaret O’Mara, professor of history at the UW, is quoted.

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