Skip to comments.Parler loses bid to require Amazon to restore service
Posted on 01/21/2021 1:34:59 PM PST by Coronal
A U.S. federal judge on Thursday rejected Parler’s demand that Amazon.com Inc restore web hosting services for the social media platform, which Amazon had cut off following the Jan. 6 storming of the U.S. Capitol.
U.S. District Judge Barbara Rothstein in Seattle said Parler was unlikely to prove Amazon breached its contract or violated antitrust law by suspending service on Jan. 10, and that it was “not a close call.”
She also forcefully rejected the suggestion that the public interest would be served by a preliminary injunction requiring Amazon Web Services to “host the kind of abusive, violent content at issue in this case, particularly in light of the recent riots at the U.S. Capitol.”
“That event,” she added, “was a tragic reminder that inflammatory rhetoric can - more swiftly and easily than many of us would have hoped - turn a lawful protest into a violent insurrection.”
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Barbara Rothstein appointed by. Jimmy Carter.
Dear American business leaders
Contracts mean nothing, they are a mere suggestion.
They were well prepared for this, as if they knew it would happen well before it did.
That’s the first thing I searched. Who appointed her?
Its time for every conservative employer rire democrats. Every conservative business owner to deny service to democrats.
Its time to place signs on lunch counters and water fountains that read “conservatives only”
If that appears bigoted, thats exactly what THEY are engaging in.
Can it be appealed?
Again I will say it. And so it begins! And this is only one day after Beijing cheating Jo has been anointed king, what lies ahead for us are very dark days!
I would suppose so.
When all dissent is treated as insurrection, insurrection is the only action reasonable men will take.
Amazon is a competitor. They should not have any voice whether or not Parler becomes fully operational.
Lots of wrinkles yet to be ironed out of this relatively ‘new’ Social Media industry.
That’s like begging and pleading McDonalds Inc, to ‘allow’ Burger King to sell hamburgers, fries and sodas in the same states as McDonalds. What do you think McDees would say to that? “Ahh...That’s a No. We like it this way, with our boot on your corporate neck. Have a nice day!”
OMG, the double standard is sickening. I guess she has no clue what goes on at Twitterland or Facebookville?
Well, didn't Joe actually tell us that after he was inaugurated there would be "dark days" ahead. We thought he was talking about Covid. What if he wasn't?
Yes, for what it’s worth.
My IT consulting firm has already recommended that all our clients leave AWS as soon as possible.
But Burger King isn’t trying to compel McDonalds to sell BK products. Parler is trying to compel Amazon to host their site and content.
Actually, Amazon is not a competitor to Paler. Amazon is basically the utility company to Paler and they cut off their electricity.
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