In an action filed in U.S. District Court in Seattle Parler, Henderson, Nev., claimed that the move broke antitrust law and violated the two companies’ contract. Parler wants a judge to order Amazon to restore its platform.
“AWS’ decision to effectively terminate Parler’s account is apparently motivated by political animus,” the suit states. “It is also apparently designed to reduce competition in the microblogging services market to the benefit of Twitter."
“There is no merit to these claims. AWS provides technology and services to customers across the political spectrum, and we respect Parler’s right to determine for itself what content it will allow," said an AWS spokesperson. "However, it is clear that there is significant content on Parler that encourages and incites violence against others, and that Parler is unable or unwilling to promptly identify and remove this content, which is a violation of our terms of service.
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