Parler sues Amazon for site takedown, citing antitrust violation

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Parler, a social networking service favored by many supporters of U.S. President Donald Trump, sued Amazon.com Inc on Monday, accusing its Web internet hosting service of violating antitrust legislation by suspending its account.

In a criticism filed with the U.S. District Court in Seattle, Parler mentioned Amazon’s determination to successfully shutter its account was “apparently motivated by political animus” and “apparently designed to reduce competition in the microblogging services market to the benefit of Twitter.”

Parler is searching for a court docket order requiring Amazon to reinstate its account, and blocking it from suspending providers it had contracted for. It can also be searching for unspecified triple damages.

Amazon didn’t instantly reply to requests for remark. Parler was not instantly out there for remark.

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