Amazon asked a federal judge to keep Parler offline, saying that conservative media sites rejected Amazon Web Services’ call to request Parler to monitor violent content before and after the Capitol uprising.
The technology company filed a legal appeal on Tuesday in responseAfter Amazon suspended Parler’s account and effectively removed it from the Internet, it violated the contract.
After midnight Pacific time on Monday, Amazon Web Services launched Parler from its cloud service, and the site was not available online as of 4:30 am Eastern Time. Amazon said it abandoned Parler because it has no confidence in the site̵
Amazon’s lawyers stated in court documents: “This case is not about suppressing speech or stifling opinions.” “On the contrary, this case is about Parler’s unwillingness and unwillingness to remove from Amazon Web Services (‘AWS’) servers Content that threatens public safety, such as inciting and planning the rape, torture and assassination of designated officials. Private citizens.”
AWS argues that Parler’s refusal to provide moderate content has led to a “steady increase” in violent content on the Internet, which violates Amazon’s terms of service.
Max Kornblith said: “First, Amazon must think that they have a strong case here, which will set a good precedent for them. Second, Amazon wants the general public, or at least the broader business community, to see here. Their response.” is the co-founder and head of growth of FairShake, a company that helps consumers resolve disputes with service providers through an arbitration process.
He pointed out that Amazon’s standard customer agreement is likely to allow them to move the lawsuit to open court, provided that Amazon wants to do so.
The platform’s right-wing popularity surged after the November election and was seen as a means by President Donald Trump to attract his followers after launching from most mainstream media platforms after the siege of the US Capitol on Wednesday. In addition to Amazon’s move, Google and Apple also removed Parler from their app stores.
In a complaint filed on Monday, Parler stated that Amazon’s decision to effectively terminate Parler’s account was clearly politically motivated. It was also apparently aimed at reducing competition in the Weibo service market, thereby making push Special (Twitter) benefit”.