Parler Drops Antitrust Suit Against Amazon

Parler has dropped its antitrust lawsuit against its former web host Amazon Web Services (AWS), which in January brought the controversial social-media app offline.

At the time, Amazon claimed that Parler, favored by the far-right, had failed to moderate content that incited violence. Parler disputed the tech giant’s claims, and filed a lawsuit.

On Tuesday, March 2, Parler filed a motion in a Washington federal court to dismiss the case, without giving a reason.

Tuesday was Parler’s deadline to file an amended complaint in its case against AWS, after getting a two-week extension from the court, according to The Verge.

Parler returned online in mid-February with new web host SkySilk, after reportedly being rejected by at least six other large providers.

In the run up to the January 6 Capitol siege, Parler had become a haven for far-right activity and misinformation because of its lax stance on moderating content. During the riots, users cheered the protestors on, and some called for more violence.