A federal judge denied Parler’s temporary restraining order against Amazon Web Services Thursday, upholding the suspension of the social media platform from its servers.
In response to Amazon Web Services, Inc (AWS) decision to terminate its hosting services, the up-and-coming social media platform, Parler, filed a temporary restraining order to keep AWS from shutting down its servers.
In the lawsuit against Amazon and Twitter, Parler alleges that the suspension is due to “political animus.” The lawsuit claims that AWS violated the Sherman Antitrust Act as well as breached its contract by not providing thirty days notice before shutting down the Parler’s servers.
Following a hearing last week, U.S. District Judge Barbara Rothstein denied the preliminary injunction that would have put Parler back online.
Rothstein stated that the evidence the social media platform brought forward is “both dwindlingly slight, and disputed by AWS.”
“Parler’s allegations at this time are both inaccurate and unsupported, and are disputed by evidence submitted by [Amazon Web Services],” Rothstein wrote in the order.
Parler has been the most popular target of the Left’s recent efforts to shut down free speech. Apple and Google banned the app from its app stores shortly after the platform’s servers were shut down. Since then, Parler registered its domain with Epik, but the platform is still not available for use.
While the case is not over, Parler will most likely not be able to get its platform up-and-running anytime soon.