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We’re all aware of how sudden the internet started banning Donald J. Trump. This ban affected the alternative social media platform, Parler. Parler being favored by many has taken a huge step in suing Amazon on Monday in a response to being deplatformed. They have blamed Amazon for alleging an antitrust violation, breach of contract and also sued for interfering with Parler’s business relationship with their users.
In their filling quest, Parler, the complaint asked a federal court for a temporary restraining order against Amazon (AMZN) and demanded that AWS decision a “death blow” to Parler.
“Without AWS, Parler is finished as it has no way to get online. And a delay of granting this TRO by even one day could also sound Parler’s death knell as President Trump and others move on to other platforms.” The complaint said.
According to Parler, their lawsuit argues the move of Amazon unlawfully sought in to restrain competition by kicking them out from the market. They also argue that Amazon was supposed to provide them with a 30 day notice of termination of which Amazon failed to do so. Their action has affected the company’s relationship with current and future users. Parler claimed.
Prior to Parler’s lawsuits against Amazon, Amazon has commented that Parler’s lawsuit has ‘no merit’, claiming it is a baseless argument.
An Amazon spokesperson elaborated that, “It is clear that there is significant content on Parler that encourages and incites violence against others, and that Parler is unable or unwilling to promptly identify and remove this content, which is a violation of our terms of service. We made our concerns known to Parler over a number of weeks and during that time we saw a significant increase in this type of dangerous content, not a decrease, which led to our suspension of their services Sunday evening.”