Amazon seeks to keep conservative app Parler offline
SEATTLE (AP) — Amazon, Inc, Seattle, demanded a federal judge reject the order to re-establish Parler's radical social media network cloud storage account, alleging that Parler was shrugging off police brutality posts on its platform before and after the U.S. insurrections.
The Seattle Times has announced that on Tuesday, one day after Parler filed a suit on Monday against Amazon citing an abuse of the contract and antitrust breach, following the termination of its account and the successful disappearance from the Internet.
The prosecutor says Twitter was joined by Amazon to "kill Parler's business — just when he was set to shoot," the lawsuit said.
Parler's lawyers, Ambika Doran and Alonzo Wickers, said the case centers on Parler's "demonstrated unwillingness" to delete content which threatens public safety.
Amazon claimed that the lack of restraint of advertising led to a "steady increase" in violent content and a breach of service terms.
Amazon said that Parler had negotiated with the organization in 2018 that harmful content could not be hosted.
Amazon has told Parler that it maintained the power to automatically terminate accounts if Amazon violates the terms of service.
Amazon argued that the election was unfair and that the results needed to be reversed were distributed around Parler and helped bring about the siege of the Capitol, where five people were killed.
On January 6, social media firms, including Facebook and Twitter, deleted thousands of event-related accounts.
The representative of Parler, Attorney David Groesbeck, has not responded to feedback, and his website has been redirected to a "under construction" location.