Parler says in a legal filing that a representative from Amazon Web Services had “repeatedly asked whether the President had joined or would join Parler now that he was blocked by Twitter and Facebook.”
In a lawsuit filed against Amazon on Monday, Parler says that the tech giant was “motivated by political animus,” and violated antitrust law when it booted the social media platform from its web hosting service.
Amazon claims that it kicked Parler offline because words on the platform might “incite violence.”
In Parler’s latest legal filing against Amazon, the social media platform says that between January 6 and 8, “AWS expressed no concerns with Parler’s content moderation.”
Parler added that an “AWS representative repeatedly asked whether the President had joined or would join Parler now that he was blocked by Twitter and Facebook.”
On January 8, Twitter permanently banned President Donald Trump from its platform, claiming that his account may incite violence.
Two days later, Amazon knocked Parler offline, while large numbers of