Parler sues Twitter in pending case against Amazon Web Services, Inc. regarding anti-competitive practices
NASHVILLE, Tenn., February 23, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Parler, best known for its neutral free speech social media platform, has filed a subpoena seeking documents regarding Twitter’s alleged collusion with Amazon Web Services , which resulted in the removal of the platform and the removal of Talking from the APP stores on January 10, 2021.
“Speaking will continue to fight big tech companies like Amazon Web Services and Twitter that attempt to stifle innovation and free speech through anti-competitive practices. We will continue to oppose cancel culture and the mob mentality,” said George FarmerCEO of Talk.
The assignment (Case #21-2-02856-6 SEA), issued by the Superior Court of the State of Washington King County in Parler LLC v Amazon Web Services Inc., requests the following:
- Twitter’s response to government and/or congressional subpoenas issued in 2021 regarding the 2020 presidential election; former president donald trump; the January 6 Demonstration at the Capitol; Speaking; content moderation; and/or incitement to violence.
- Transcripts relating to the January 6 Demonstration at the Capitol
- Documents relating to Parler’s contractual relationship with Amazon.
- Records relating to revenues, profits, goodwill, publicity and/or other benefits obtained by Twitter as a result of that of Donald Trump the use of the Twitter social media platform.
- Documents relating to the consequences of the former president donald trump leave the social media platform Twitter
- Documents relating to Twitter’s decision to block the former president donald trump to use the Twitter social media platform and the consequences of users migrating from Twitter to competing social media platforms.
- Communications between Twitter and Amazon related to content on Twitter that Amazon has identified as violent, inciting violence, or otherwise in conflict with any Amazon policies.
- Documents relating to Amazon’s lawsuit for hosting Parler on Amazon’s cloud services.
- Documents relating to Amazon hosting or maintaining Twitter hosting on Amazon cloud services.
- Documents relating in any way to the tweet sent by the CEO of Twitter at the time Jack Dorsey at 00:26 to January 10, 2021in which Jack Dorsey added a “heart emoji” to an Apple App Store screenshot that showed Speak was no longer the most downloaded app.
- Twitter content moderation policies and procedures.
- Documents analyzing Twitter’s content moderation activities.
- Communications with Amazon Regarding Twitter Content Moderation.
- Documents evaluating the effectiveness of Twitter’s content moderation regarding January 6 Capitol protest.
- Communications between Twitter and Amazon regarding any subpoenas received by Twitter in 2021, or any testimony from a Twitter representative about them.
- Communications between the CEO of Twitter at the time Jack Dorsey and any employee of Google, Amazon, Facebook or Apple regarding the following:
- presidential election 2020
- former president donald trump
- the January 6 Demonstration at the Capitol
- block all apps from an app store
- Content moderation
- and/or the market share of any of these companies.
Parler is available on the Apple App Store and soon on the Google Play Store, as well as online at www.parler.com.
About Parler Inc.
Parler has a bold vision to make freedom of speech, security and privacy a reality through social media and blockchain technology. Over 16 million users have chosen Parler as their social media platform to protect themselves against the authoritarian powers of Big Tech, Big Government and cancel culture. Speak uses the First Amendment to the US Constitution as a guide, allowing people to speak freely without fear of being hung or labeled “unsafe” and banned. Parler is the public town hall where everyone is welcome. Founded in 2018, Parler is based in Nashville, TN, and has a global reach. To learn more, visit https://parler.com and follow @Parler.
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