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Parler has filed a federal lawsuit against Amazon after the tech giant booted it off its servers.

Parler representatives say that Amazon violated the Sherman Antitrust Act by forcing it offline in violation of its contractual agreement.

Amazon Web Services (AWS) warned Parler it would kick it off its web hosting platform if it didn’t moderate comments AWS deemed threatening in the wake of the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol.

After Parler went dark earlier today, the company filed suit in U.S. District Court in the Western District of Washington. Around the same time, Parler CEO John Matze called into Fox Business’ “Mornings with Maria” to discuss the latest developments with host Maria Bartiromo and why he’s frustrated by the staggering hypocrisy from left-wing social media sites:

Fox Business’ Evie Fordham has more:

“AWS’s decision to effectively terminate Parler’s account is apparently motivated by political animus,” Parler claims in its filing. “AWS is violating Section 1 of the Sherman Antitrust Act in combination with Defendant Twitter. AWS is also breaching it[s] contract with Parler, which requires AWS to provide Parler with a thirty-day notice before terminating service, rather than the less than thirty-hour notice AWS actually provided. Finally, AWS is committing intentional interference with prospective economic advantage given the millions of users expected to sign up in the near future.”

Parler claims that it is being discriminated against because it is in direct competition with social media giant Twitter.

“Last month, Defendant Amazon Web Services, Inc. (“AWS”) and the popular social media platform Twitter signed a multi-year deal so that AWS could support the daily delivery of millions of tweets. AWS currently provides that same service to Parler, a conservative microblogging alternative and competitor to Twitter,” the filing reads.

“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 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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Ken Maxwell
Ken Maxwell
4 months ago

Beautiful.

Recce1
Recce1
4 months ago

The intended DESTRUCTION of Paler is just the beginning. The Left intends to eliminate the 1st Amendment and impose political correctness.

Repealing Section 230 of the Communications Act should be for constitutionalists just a beginning.

jerry hughes
jerry hughes
4 months ago
Reply to  Recce1

They can intend fom now on in, we will not allow that to happen.

James Pierce
James Pierce
4 months ago
Reply to  jerry hughes

Amen

Louisa Swanson
Louisa Swanson
4 months ago
Reply to  James Pierce

Oh, you mean Amen and A-Woman!
LOL!! Sorry…had to.

Jean
Jean
4 months ago
Reply to  Recce1

Victim is your best role. Things just happen to you without any reason.

Jack
Jack
3 months ago
Reply to  Recce1

This shit has to be stopped

KDS
KDS
4 months ago

Do you really think the BIAS LEFTIST JUDGES will agree with Parler?

David
David
4 months ago
Reply to  KDS

But POSSIBLY it might reach the SCOTUS where the majority would HOPEFULLY uphold the Constitution and rule against these monopolies working harder than ever to suppress any competition.

Bruce Garrabrant
Bruce Garrabrant
4 months ago
Reply to  David

Don’t count on it.

James Pierce
James Pierce
4 months ago
Reply to  David

We cannot trust rino roberts.

Allie Mathewson
Allie Mathewson
4 months ago
Reply to  David

Paler just shut down President Trump too…so much for that theory.

NCgal2018
NCgal2018
4 months ago

Says who?

MustangUSNO4
MustangUSNO4
4 months ago

No, Parler got its search engines shut down by Amazon. Guess Amazon is now on my list of not doing business with.

Cristy Edwards
Cristy Edwards
4 months ago
Reply to  David

Before SCOTUS would get to rule, the Dems would pack it with lib judges who would include Obama and Hillary.

Mark
Mark
4 months ago
Reply to  David

Many of these monopolies were allowed to merge as long as they were liberal owned. now you see the effect of a lack of the anti trust laws. Thank you OBAMA.

NCgal2018
NCgal2018
4 months ago
Reply to  KDS

Does anyone really think our corrupt judicial system will work to the benefit of a patriot? Not only no but hell no! Look at the DOJ, SCOTUS, FBI, etc. They are all worthless! Patriots are stuck in a very sticky and evil spider web.