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Parler urges the US court to order Amazon to return the Internet

Parler, a social media favored by some supporters of US President Donald Trump, urged a court on Wednesday to order Amazon.com Inc to bring the internet back.

Amazon shut down Parler in the wake of the January 6 Trump supporters riot at the Capitol with the goal of preventing Democrat Joe Biden from becoming president.

Parler filed a lawsuit against Amazon on January 11, accusing it of making an unlawful decision to shut it down in favor of Twitter Inc.

Parler argued in his file that Amazon Web Services violated its contract by severing him.

Amazon had previously said it had warned Parler about ugly and threatening language on its site, citing posts in vile language used to describe ex-first lady Michelle Obama, as well as posts such as “The only good Democrat is dead. Kill them all.”

Parler defended the insults directed at Obama as obnoxious but covered in the constitution. The defendant said that the threat “has been transferred to our regulator’s contact point for investigation.”

Parler said in her file on Wednesday that it had removed most of the problematic posts.

A second exhibition showed Parler’s posts threatening specific acts of violence against people, some of whom were named while others were described as “liberals”, blacks, homosexuals, Jews, or transgender people.

“We made clear that given the events at the US Capitol building and the threats related to the upcoming opening, we had a real concern about this content that is leading to more violence,” an unnamed Amazon executive said in a statement included with the exhibits, referring to Biden’s opening. . On January 20.

Parler CEO John Matzi said in an interview with Reuters that he was not sure if the app, which has more than 12 million users, would return to the internet. He said, “It can never be.”

Separately, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton sent civil subpoenas to Amazon, as well as Google and Apple, which dropped Parler from their app stores. Paxton said he was seeking to see if the companies were seeking to “eliminate the rhetoric with which they disagree”.

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