Parler's long-shot bid for a preliminary injunction that would have forced AWS to restore service to its app was denied Thursday by a federal court judge in Seattle.
"The Court explicitly rejects any suggestion that the balance of equities or the public interest favors obligating AWS to host the kind of abusive, violent content at issue in this case, particularly in light of the recent riots at the U.S. Capitol," wrote Judge Barbara Jacobs Rothstein in a motion. Parler's antitrust lawsuit against AWS remains alive, but it will have to go through the regular court process to have any hopes of getting back on to AWS' cloud servers, and Rothstein's opinion made it clear that will be an uphill battle.
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@tomkrazit) is a senior reporter at Protocol, covering cloud computing and enterprise technology out of the Pacific Northwest. He has written and edited stories about the technology industry for almost two decades for publications such as IDG, CNET, paidContent, and GeekWire. He has written and edited stories about the technology industry for almost two decades for publications such as IDG, CNET and paidContent, and served as executive editor of Gigaom and Structure.