The recent deplatforming of the Parler social network by Amazon Web Services, Facebook, Apple, and Google raised a red flag for many organizations. Whatever one’s opinion on Parler or similar platforms, this high profile instance of big tech censorship brings light to the fact that the largest tech companies in the world hold the power to virtually erase other companies. Websites and mobile apps run the risk of essentially disappearing with the push of a button. Is this a proper role for Big Tech to play in the modern world?
Any community group – no matter its politics – runs a risk of being deplatformed. This is especially the case for groups building a community focused on a singular social network, most notably Facebook or Twitter. Let’s take a closer look at some of the reasons owning the online presence of your community group makes perfect sense.
Amazon Web Services’ recent suspension and expulsion of the Parler social media network sent shudders throughout the tech world and highlighted the dangerous amount of power cloud vendors have over companies. With business continuity in mind, here’s a high-level overview of cloud agnostic architecture.
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