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Federal judge blocks Parler's bid to be restored on Amazon Web
By Brian Fung, CNN BusinessUpdated: Thu, 21 Jan 2021 22:55:04
GMTSource: CNN Business
A federal judge has denied Parler's request for a court order
blocking Amazon from kicking the social media app off its platform,
marking yet another setback in Parler's efforts to get back
Judge Barbara Rothstein issued a ruling on Thursday saying that Parler
had not met the legal requirements for a temporary restraining order or
That decision does not end the litigation, but it does mean that the
court will not force Amazon Web Services to allow Parler back onto its
cloud hosting platform. Amazon's move effectively kicked Parler
off the public internet.
Parler, the alternative social media platform favored by the far-right,
had sued AWS earlier this month after AWS claimed Parler did not do
enough to remove instances of incitement from its website.
Amazon previously said Parler's lawsuit has "no merit"
and argued in a legal brief that Parler had "demonstrated
unwillingness and inability to remove from the servers of Amazon Web
Services ('AWS') content that threatens the public
Parler CEO John Matze said in a court filing Monday that Parler does
not have the resources to host itself on its own servers. Parler tried
to seek a hosting alternative to AWS from at least six different
potential providers after it became clear Amazon would no work with it,
but Parler was turned away, according to a court filing.
Parler's website suddenly reappeared online Sunday afternoon with
a message from Matze: "Hello world, is this thing on?" It
remains unclear who may actually wind up providing the servers on which
Parler's social network will run.
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