Christian Headlines report that Parler, largely known as a conservative social media site, is suing Amazon after the internet giant pulled Parler from its web hosting services.
In the lawsuit, Parler claims that Amazon Web Services violated antitrust laws and is in breach of contract because Amazon did not give Parler 30 days’ notice before removing the account.
“AWS’s decision to effectively terminate Parler’s account is apparently motivated by political animus,” reads the legal complaint. “It is also apparently designed to reduce competition in the microblogging services market to the benefit of Twitter.
“Doing so is the equivalent of pulling the plug on a hospital patient on life support,” the lawsuit says. “It will kill Parler’s business — at the very time it is set to skyrocket.”
In an email from Amazon Web Services, Parler was told that the platform did not properly manage “violent content” on the site.
“Recently, we’ve seen a steady increase in this violent content on your website, all of which violates our terms,” the email reads. “It’s clear that Parler does not have an effective process to comply with the AWS terms of service.” Read more …