(ReliableNews.org) – Big Tech’s ongoing effort to stifle voices is a concern for many, especially in the United States. Amazon is one of the biggest culprits, with a new report indicating the company might make big changes to its Amazon Web Services platform.
According to a Reuters exclusive report, Amazon is considering a more proactive approach deciding what content violates its cloud services policies. The company is reportedly going to start cracking down and enforcing its removal policies by hiring a team of people to monitor its platform for alleged threats.
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Amazon is the world’s leading service provider with about 40% of the internet under its control. That gives the company a lot of power over speech. There have already been issues with Amazon stifling the opinions of conservatives. In January, it booted Parler off of its platform after Republicans started flocking to the social media site.
Now, with the company reportedly implementing a stricter enforcement policy, even more websites could suffer the same fate as Parler. The news comes as Republicans try to fight back against Big Tech censorship. Although the First Amendment only prevents the government from stifling speech, there are questions about whether a company that controls so much of the internet should be unilaterally making those decisions.
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