Parler drops Amazon web-hosting legal challenge

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4th March, 2021 01:19:32 printer

Parler drops Amazon web-hosting legal challenge

Parler has withdrawn its antitrust action against Amazon, two months after filing the case against the tech giant.

The website was removed from Amazon’s Web Services (AWS) hosting platform in January for violating its rules.

Parler brands itself as a “free speech” social network and the platform is popular with far-right supporters.

It has now dropped the case, without providing an explanation, but "without prejudice to refiling" it in the future.

Amazon suspended use of its platform after the rioting on Capitol Hill, following the US presidential election.

It claimed it had discovered 98 posts on Parler that encouraged violence, and notified the social network about them.