In a move from the U.S. Government to censor the internet, Amazon has removed WikiLeaks’ website and related files from its servers. Amazon, under US pressure for hosting WikiLeaks, booted it from its computer servers on Wednesday, prompting the whistleblower website to shift to Web-hosting services in Europe.
"It is unfortunate that it took Amazon five months to terminate its relationships with WikiLeaks, and only after having political pressure applied," said Peter King, a Republican congressman from New York. "This situation should serve as an example for all private US and international companies that conducting business with WikiLeaks is intolerable and against American interests," he said. (Basically a threat)
According to several news reports, Senator Joseph Lieberman (I-Conn.) — the chairman of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs committee — asked the web company to remove its support for WikiLeaks.