Amazon is asking a federal judge to let it keep Parler offline, saying the conservative media site removed appeals from the Amazon Web Services division that Parler politicizes its violent content both before and after the Capitol uprising.
The technology company’s legal appeal on Tuesday came in responseand breach of contract after Amazon suspended Parlor’s account and effectively banned it from the Internet.
Amazon Web Services launched Parler from its cloud services just after midnight Pacific time on Monday, with the site unavailable online from 4:30 am ET. Amazon said it dropped Parler because it did not trust the site̵
“This case is not about suppressing speech or stifling views,” Amazon’s lawyers said in a case. “Instead, this case is about Parlers’ demonstrated unwillingness and inability to remove content from the servers of Amazon Web Services (‘AWS’) that threaten public safety, such as by inciting and planning the rape, torture and murder of named public officials and private citizens. “
Parliament’s refusal to moderate content resulted in a “steady increase” in violent content on the network, which violated Amazon’s terms of service, AWS claimed.
“First, Amazon must believe that they have a strong case here that will set a good precedent for them going forward. And second, Amazon wants the wider public – or at least the wider business community – to see their answer here, “said Max Kornblith. , co-founder and growth manager at FairShake, a company that helps consumers resolve disputes with service providers through the arbitration process.
He noted that Amazon’s standard customer agreement would probably have allowed them to move the case out of the public courts if Amazon had wanted that route.
The platform’s right-wing popularity rose after the November election and was seen as a likely tool for President Donald Trump to reach his supporters after launching from most mainstream media platforms following Wednesday’s siege of the US Capitol. In addition to the Amazon move, Google and Apple removed Parler from their app stores.
In its complaint lodged on Monday, Parler claimed that Amazon’s “decision to effectively close Parlor’s account is apparently motivated by political animus. It is apparently also designed to reduce competition in the microblogging services market in favor of Twitter,” it claimed. .