While responding to the lawsuit filed by Parler, Amazon defended its move of banning the social media application from AWS that is the web hosting service provided by the company.
Late Tuesday, Amazon said in its court filings that it has been flagging down more than a dozen violent content on the said social media application since November 2020. While presenting their argument, the company said that the contract made with Amazon Web Services (AWS) by Parler was violated several times. This happened when the social media app did not remove the content displaying violence on its platform. As the last resort, the cloud computing unit of Amazon, AWS had to suspend the account of Parler from its services.
In its written response to Parler, Amazon said that the said case isn’t about stifling viewpoints, conspiracies to restrain trade, or suppressing any speech on the platform. Instead, the case reflects Parler’s stubbornness for not removing the content demonstrating violence from its platform that is a part of Amazon Web Service. Such contents are of the kind that presents a big threat to the safety of the general public by planning and inciting torture, rape, and the assassination of private citizens and famous public officials.
Recently, Amazon stopped the social media application Parler that displayed violent posts by the supporters of President Trump in the wake of last week’s deadly riots in the U.S. Capitol. On Monday, Parker filed a lawsuit accusing Amazon of breaking laws of antitrust and breaching the contract signed by both parties. The social media app has also asked the court to grant a temporary restraining order that compels AWS to reinstate the account of Parler.
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