Accused Parler Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AZMN) for favoritism Twitter Inc. (NYSE: TWTR) in a lawsuit filed Monday after the former suspended his services after the Capitol Hill riot last week.
What happened: The social network – favored by supporters of President Donald Trump – in a lawsuit filed in the US District Court in Seattle, says that a “death blow” was inflicted by the company run by Jeff Bezos when its web hosting services were suspended on Sunday night first reported by Geekwire.
Parler reportedly claims that Amazon Web Services (AWS) has not taken similar action against Twitter, despite a recently popular tweet on the rival network calling for the execution of Vice President Mike Pence.
Why it is important: Parler claims that it tried to find an alternative service provider, but its efforts “failed”.
See also: Parler is getting darker as Amazon pulls support for web hosting
Amazon said it respected Parler’s right to moderate content on its platform, but the social network was “unable or unwilling” to remove the “significant” and growing amount of content that “encourages and incites violence,” Reuters reported.
In addition to restoring his AWS account, Parler is seeking triple damages, claiming it had more than 12 million users and will lose millions more as conservatives encourage migration from Twitter to its services, according to Reuters.
Parler climbed to the top of the most downloaded app rankings Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) App Store after Twitter took action against right-wing extremists.
See also: Twitter constantly bans President Donald Trump, citing “Risk of further incitement to violence”
Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOGL) (NASDAQ: GOOG) also removed Parler from its Android app store.
Price action: Shares of Amazon closed 2.15% lower at $ 3,114.21 on Monday and gained 0.31% in the after-hours session. On the same day, shares of Twitter closed nearly 6.4% lower at $ 48.18 and gained 0.33% in the session after business hours.
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