As Twitchy reported Saturday, it was said that “employees” of Amazon were asking the company to cut ties with Parler, which was hosted on Amazon’s AWS web servers. (How many of those employees were in the C-suite we don’t know.) And if you’ve tried to log onto the Parler website today, you’ve probably seen an error message indicating your page hasn’t been found, meaning Amazon followed through on the threat.
Parler has filed for injunctive relief to have the site put back up:
BREAKING: Parler sues Amazon for antitrust violation, breach of contract and unlawful business interference. Asks federal judge to order Amazon to reinstate the platform
— John Kruzel (@johnkruzel) January 11, 2021
We checked the comments to that tweet but we couldn’t find one that backed Parler. Dana Loesch asks, though, if Twitter is using the outrage over the Capitol riots to silence a competitor. Margot Cleveland posted a series of screenshots from the filing, which among other things, show that “less than a month ago, AWS announced with a press release a new multi-year deal with Twitter. AWS will ‘provide global cloud infrastructure to deliver Twitter timelines.'”
Meanwhile, when Twitter announced a permanent suspension of President Trump, Parler saw installs increase in the United States by 355 percent. And as Twitchy mentioned Monday, Twitter’s stock has fallen 6 percent, the first trading day since Trump’s suspension.
The filing also claims that BuzzFeed posted its story on Parler being kicked of Amazon’s servers over an hour-and-a-half before Parler itself received an email from Amazon, “meaning AWS leaked the letter to BuzzFeed before sending it to Parler.”
As inexcusable as the Capitol riots were, it’s also reprehensible how people are using them to push other agendas. Is Twitter doing the same, or does it just care about possible incitement on its platform?
Is Twitter exploiting the Capitol riot to off a competitor?
I’ll leave comments open here. https://t.co/EQDg8lkJei
— Dana Loesch (@DLoesch) January 11, 2021
"Never let a crisis go to waste."
— M Armstrong (Parler: @marmstrong) (@mlarmstrong) January 11, 2021
You mean, @jack isn't the benevolent philanthropist he portrays himself to be?
— ??Disenfranchised American Scott Giorgini?? (@ScottGiorgini) January 11, 2021
I can say for sure that it's not because they have a moral compass. So it's either to kill competition or an expression of a god complex. They want to punish those who they see as morally corrupt and beneath them. Which would be ironic considering they ignore truly heinous users
— Winston Smith (@JonTheTerrible) January 11, 2021
Parler was the #1 app on Apple’s App Store when it was removed.
— ShotgunnKELLYSG (@bk2144) January 11, 2021
How is this even a question ?.
— Alexander J Chapa✭ (@AJC214_) January 11, 2021
So is the left wing of the government. It’s called gaslighting. They’ve been doing it for years now.
— IFRu kidding me? (@Kompday) January 11, 2021
Considering @jack's celebratory tweet showing how it was no longer number one on the Apple App store I don't think there's any question.
Guess he feels safe in his ivory tower. History would show that he's probably not, but his side likes to erase history they don't agree with.
— Supr Squirrel (@SuprSquirrel) January 11, 2021
Twitter will turn into a chat room for the left. I'm not going to miss Twitter.
— Ruben Rincones (@rrincones_ruben) January 11, 2021
Of course. The media and Democrats are working toward one voice in politics, their voice.
— RCB (@RonCB49) January 11, 2021
How is this not a lay down anti-trust AND 5th amendment law suit?
— Doug Bright (@DougBright1) January 11, 2021
Of course it is. They meet two if their evil goals: suppression of speech and taking out competition.
— JustYourAverageJane (@mrsmcguyver) January 11, 2021
Obvious isn’t it?
— Don Satterfield (@cal4570) January 11, 2021
Probably and nothing is going to happen. We have allowed another "too big to fail " moment to occur. There's no political will to do anything about it.
— Jason The Argonaut (@generalripper61) January 11, 2021
‘PATHETIC weasel’: Jack celebrates when Apple officially removes Parler (his competition) and WOWZA that’s some serious BACKFIRE https://t.co/BupdR537kf
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) January 10, 2021