US, WASHINGTON (ORDO NEWS) — Microblogging service Parler has filed a lawsuit against Amazon, which has stopped serving the service on its cloud hosting Amazon Web Services. According to The Hill newspaper on Monday , the company has filed a lawsuit in the US county state of Seattle, where Amazon is headquartered.
“Amazon Web Services’s decision to terminate Parler’s account appears to be motivated by political animosity. It also clearly aims to reduce competition in the microblogging market in favor of Twitter,” the newspaper quotes the lawsuit.
Parler accuses Amazon of violating antitrust laws and contractual obligations between the companies.
On January 9, BuzzFeed reported that Amazon plans to disconnect the Parler microblogging service from its Amazon Web Services cloud host due to policy violations. A document sent by Amazon to CEO Parler notes that the service, which is popular with supporters of the current US President, Donald Trump, spread messages related to calls for violence. Earlier it became known that Apple and Google have removed Parler from their mobile app stores.
The CNN TV company noted that the service was launched in 2018 as an alternative to other social networks. Against the background of toughening requirements for the content of publications in popular social networks on the eve of the general elections in the United States, the service gained popularity among Trump supporters. At the moment, the social network has more than 10 million users.
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