Parler sues Amazon, asks court to reinstate platform

Source: The Hill | January 11, 2021 | John Kruzel

Social media company Parler sued Amazon on Monday, alleging that its suspension from Amazon’s hosting service violated antitrust law and breached the companies’ contractual arrangement.

In its lawsuit, Parler, which is especially popular among conservatives, asked a federal judge to order that the platform be reinstated online.

The 18-page complaint, filed in U.S. District Court in Seattle, where Amazon is headquartered, accuses Amazon Web Services (AWS) of applying a politically motivated double standard to Parler in contrast to its treatment of the more mainstream social media giant Twitter.

“AWS’s decision to effectively terminate Parler’s account is apparently motivated by political animus,” the lawsuit reads. “It is also apparently designed to reduce competition in the microblogging services market to the benefit of Twitter.”

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    Used to be a business had the right to accept or reject customers. Now if a customer is declined by a business, instead of going elsewhere, the unhappy customer sues.

    Amazon does not want to be the conveyor of speech that incites the violent overthrow of the United States,. Parler has options, including creating its own platform.

    And The Hill should know that Parler’s violent, anti-government customers are not real conservatives.

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