Following Parler’s suspension from Amazon’s web hosting service, the up and coming social media network filed a lawsuit against the tech giant. The lawsuit alleges that Amazon violated antitrust law and infringed on its original contract.
The lawsuit is accusing Amazon Web Services of taking politically motivated action against Parler, applying a double standard on Parler that it does not practice against Twitter, and attempting to reduce competition in “the microblogging services market to the benefit of Twitter.”
Amazon’s decision to suspend Parler came just as Apple and Google dropped the app from the app stores, leaving many to believe that it was a coordinated effort by big tech to censor free speech and any dissenting opinions.
“They all work together to make sure at the same time we would lose access to not only our apps, but they’re actually shutting all of our servers off tonight, off the internet,” Parler CEO Mark Matze said during an interview with Fox News, “They made an attempt to not only kill the app, but to actually destroy the entire company.”