Parler filed a lawsuit against Amazon following its suspension from Amazon Web Services, according to Fox Business.
“This case is not about suppressing speech or stifling viewpoints. It is not about a conspiracy to restrain trade,” Amazon Web Services said in a response to Parler’s lawsuit. “Instead, this case is about Parler’s demonstrated unwillingness and inability to remove from the servers of Amazon Web Services (‘AWS’) content that threatens the public safety, such as by inciting and planning the rape, torture, and assassination of named public officials and private citizens.”
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“There is no legal basis in AWS’s customer agreements or otherwise to compel AWS to host content of this nature,” the response reads.
Parler is seeking a temporary restraining order from AWS. Parler claims AWS is violating the Sherman Antitrust Act.
AWS argued that a temporary restraining order would limit its ability to respond to websites with violent content.
Google and Apple have also taken action against Parler. Google suspended Parler from its app store for failure to moderate “egregious content.”
AWS said it does not host Twitter’s feed and “could not have suspended access to Twitter’s content.”
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Parler also accused Amazon Web Services of breach of contract, and Amazon threw the accusation right back.
“Despite Parler’s rhetoric, its lawsuit is no more than a meritless claim for breach of contract. But the facts are unequivocal: If there is any breach, it is Parler’s demonstrated failure and inability to identify and remove such content,” Amazon Web Services said.