Big Tech Giant Amazon removed Parler from their servers over the weekend. But Parler is fighting back with a lawsuit.
The free speech social media platform filed a lawsuit against Amazon on Monday after being effectively kicked off of the internet.
Parler is seeking a temporary restraining order to keep Amazon Web Service (AWS) from banning Parler and claimed AWS is violating the Sherman Antitrust Act.
“AWS’s decision to effectively terminate Parler’s account is apparently motivated by political animus,” Parler stated in the filing. “AWS is violating Section 1 of the Sherman Antitrust Act in combination with Defendant Twitter. AWS is also breaching it[s] contract with Parler, which requires AWS to provide Parler with a thirty-day notice before terminating service, rather than the less than thirty-hour notice AWS actually provided. Finally, AWS is committing intentional interference with prospective economic advantage given the millions of users expected to sign up in the near future.”
“When Twitter announced two evenings ago that it was permanently banning President Trump from its platform, conservative users began to flee Twitter en masse for Parler. The exodus was so large that the next day, yesterday, Parler became the number one free app downloaded from Apple’s App Store.”
You can read a copy of the lawsuit here.