Parler sues Amazon, asks court to reinstate platform

Parler sued Amazon Monday after the company’s web hosting service dropped the controversial social media platform.

The lawsuit alleges that the move was politically motivated and violated antitrust law, although experts who spoke with The Hill questioned the basis of the second argument.

Amazon’s decision to cut off service to Parler came after it was used to coordinate and incite last week’s violent insurrection at the Capitol.

Apple’s App Store and the Google Play store over the weekend stopped carrying the app, which has pitched itself as a haven for free speech and attracted many conservatives.