With Parler, the conservative social media alternative, on the verge of non existence after being removed by big tech, Amazon has responded to the lawsuit filed against them for removing the app from their web hosting services.
First reported on Deadline:
Amazon has called a lawsuit by Parler “meritless” and the facts “unequivocal” in a case that pits the conservative social media platform against the giant web services provider that declined to support it due to incitement to violence.
In a court filing that echoes and expands a statement by Amazon on Monday, attorneys for the Jeff Bezos-led company said Parler’s suit “is not about suppressing speech or stifling viewpoints. It is not about a conspiracy to restrain trade. Instead, this case is about Parler’s demonstrated unwillingness and inability to remove from the servers of Amazon Web Services (AWS) content that threatens the public safety, such as by inciting and planning the rape, torture, and assassination of named public officials and private citizens.”