Amazon hit back at Parler on Tuesday after the alternative social media site filed a lawsuit against the corporate giant this week after Amazon Web Services was shut down.
Parler went offline for the third time on Wednesday after Amazon Web Services cut the Upstart platform from its cloud hosting service after the deadly riot last week at the U.S. Capitol.
“This case is not about suppressing language or suppressing viewpoints. It is not about a conspiracy to restrict trade,” said Amazon Web Services in a response to Parler’s lawsuit. Instead, this case is about Parler’s proven unwillingness and inability to remove content from Amazon Web Services (‘AWS’) servers that endangers public safety, for example by inciting and planning the rape, torture and murder of named officials and individuals. “