Parler Says Amazon Hasn’t Shown How Site Linked to Capitol Riot

The Parler website home screen on a smartphone.
The Parler website home screen on a smartphone.

(Bloomberg) -- Parler LLC fired back at Inc. for effectively booting it offline, saying the e-commerce giant’s web service provider has presented only speculation and not proof that the conservative social media site was used to incite last week’s riot at the U.S. Capitol.

“AWS has confirmed that none of the arrested participants in that unconscionable attack (who had been publicly identified as of the filing of this action) even had a Parler account, much less used it to incite, organize or coordinate’ the attack,” Parler said in a court filing Wednesday.

Parler said it was blindsided by Amazon Web Services’ decision to suspend web-hosting for the social network, which has touted itself as an alternative to Twitter.

Read More -- Amazon’s Other Reason for Booting Parler: User Threats to Staff