Parler files lawsuit to stop Amazon from shutting down its life support

Amazon cuts web hosting for Parler

Parler sued Amazon Web Services (AWS), a subsidiary of (NASDAQ: AMZN) on Monday following the suspension of its web hosting.

The Twitter look-alike microblogging app, which is favored by conservatives and far-right activists, accused AWS of anti-trust violation and breach of contract. It is seeking a temporary restraining order (TRO) to prevent AWS from suspending its account.

Details of Parlers’ complaint against Amazon Web Services

In the lawsuit, Parler stated that it has a multi-year agreement with AWS to “support the delivery of millions of tweets” on its platform. However, the Amazon subsidiary decided to suspend its account.

AWS explained that the suspension was due to the fact that it “was not confident Parler could properly police its platform regarding content that encourages or incites violence against others.”

Parler alleged that AWS’ decision was “motivated by political animus” and to “reduce competition in the microblogging services market to the benefit of Twitter.”  It is a violation of the Sherman Antitrust Act.