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Parler vs Amazon: The legal system failed America

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Parler vs Amazon: The legal system failed America

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Parler loses bid to require Amazon to restore service

Parler loses bid to require Amazon to restore service

(Reuters) – A U.S. 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.

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Greg
Greg
January 24, 2021

Again, I have to ask … has everyone forgotten the terms of section 230? It provides social media platforms immunity from prosecution for comments made by users provided they don’t act as publishers. However, Amazon and Twitter are punishing Parler for not acting as a publisher by curating its users more efficiently. But these are platforms, not publishers and they gain their immunity from litigation on that basis. In effect, Twitter and Amazon have punished Parler for not breaking the conditions of 230 as they, themselves are doing every day. How can the judge allow them to get away with… Read more »

BobValdez
BobValdez
Reply to  Greg
January 25, 2021

it’s called bribery (money).

BobValdez
BobValdez
January 25, 2021

This is why one does NOT host on a competitor’s server. If you can’t afford your own servers, then stay off the net.

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