Mar 3, 2021

Parler drops Amazon web-hosting legal challenge

Parler has withdrawn its antitrust action against Amazon, two months after filing the case against the tech giant. Parler brands itself as a "Free speech" social network and the platform is popular with far-right supporters. The BBC has contacted Parler, which has lodged a "Voluntary dismissal" of the action in a district court in Seattle, for comment. Its app cannot be downloaded from Apple or Google's app stores, as both companies removed Parler in January for similar reasons to Amazon's. Launched in 2018, Parler has proved particularly popular among supporters of Donald Trump and other conservatives.

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