In the complaint, a federal court is asked for an interim injunction (TRO) Amazon ( and calls Amazon Web Services’ decision a “death knell” for Parler. )
“Without AWS, Parler is done because there is no way to go online,” the complaint said. “And delaying the granting of this TRO by just one day could also mean Parler’s death knell if President Trump and others switch to other platforms.”
Parler’s lawsuit argues that Amazon illegally attempted to restrict competition by banning a player from the market.
It is also alleged that Amazon violated its contract with Parler by not giving Parler 30 days notice – and that its actions affected Parler’s relationships with current and future users.
In a letter from CNN Business sent Saturday to Amy Peikoff, Parler’s chief policy officer, Amazon Web Services said that Parler had received 98 examples of “posts clearly encouraging violence and them” over the past few weeks incite “. The letter includes screenshots of several examples.
Amazon did not immediately respond to a request for comment on the lawsuit.