Lawsuit: Amazon Blacklisted Parler Due to 'Political Animus'

Lawsuit: Amazon Blacklisted Parler Due to 'Political Animus'

Parler is hitting back at Amazon with a lawsuit after the tech giant booted the social media platform off its web hosting service on Sunday. The lawsuit alleged that Amazon’s decision to drop Parler was “motivated by political animus.”

Parler filed a lawsuit on Monday accusing Amazon of violating antitrust laws when it removed the social media site from the web.

The lawsuit explains that Amazon Web Services (AWS) has signed a multi-year deal with Twitter, as well as Parler, “a conservative microblogging alternative and competitor to Twitter.”

“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 suit reads. “The exodus was so large that the next day, yesterday, Parler became the number one free app downloaded from Apple’s App Store.”

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The lawsuit goes on to note that while AWS claimed it was booting Parler due

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