WikiLeaks' Amazon Servers Go Offline (LIVE UPDATES)

WikiLeaks' Amazon Servers Go Offline (LIVE UPDATES)

Amazon pulled the plug on hosting WikiLeaks today amidst increasing political pressure.

The Associated Press reports: Inc. forced WikiLeaks to stop using the U.S. company's computers to distribute embarrassing State Department communications and other documents, WikiLeaks said Wednesday.

The ouster came after congressional staff had questioned Amazon about its relationship with WikiLeaks, said Sen. Joe Lieberman, an independent from Connecticut.

WikiLeaks confirmed it hours after The Associated Press reported that Amazon's servers had stopped hosting WikiLeaks' site. The site was unavailable for several hours before it moved back to its previous Swedish host, Bahnhof.

WikiLeaks tweeted in response: "WikiLeaks servers at Amazon ousted. Free speech the land of the free--fine our $ are now spent to employ people in Europe," and later, "If Amazon are so uncomfortable with the first amendment, they should get out of the business of selling books."

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