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Parler sues Amazon for withdrawing support after U.S. Capitol riot

January 12, 2021


Social network Parler is suing Amazon for pulling its cloud computing support in the wake of the deadly U.S. Capitol riot.

Popular with conservatives and supporters of President Donald Trump, Parler was reliant on the cloud computing services provided by AWS. However, AWS withdrew its support this week after concluding that posts on Parler “clearly encourage and incite violence.”

In a lawsuit filed Monday in U.S. District Court in Seattle, Parler accused Amazon Web Services of breaking antitrust laws.

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