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Parler sues Amazon for terminating cloud computing account alleging antitrust violations

January 12, 2021

Via: Jurist

Microblogging social media company Parler on Monday sued Amazon for terminating its account on Amazon Web Services, an Amazon subsidiary and one of the largest cloud computing companies on the Internet. Parler’s complaint, filed in the US District Court for the Western District of Washington, where Amazon’s headquarters is located, alleges that Amazon terminated Parler’s account due to political animus, in breach of their contract.

Parler also alleges that Amazon’s behavior constitutes a violation of section 1 of the Sherman Antitrust Act concerning conspiracy between multiple companies to reduce competition in an industry, usually through price fixing, bid rigging or market allocation.

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