NEW YORK (REUTERS) – Parler, a social networking service favoUred by many supporters of US President Donald Trump, sued Amazon on Monday (Jan 11), accusing its Web hosting service of violating antitrust law by suspending its account.
In a complaint filed with the US District Court in Seattle, Parler said Amazon’s decision to effectively shutter its account was “apparently motivated by political animus” and “apparently designed to reduce competition in the microblogging services market to the benefit of Twitter.”
Parler is seeking a court order requiring Amazon to reinstate its account, and blocking it from suspending services it had contracted for. It is also seeking unspecified triple damages.
Amazon did not immediately respond to requests for comment.
Parler was not immediately available for comment.