By Sarah E. Needleman 

Parler has lost an early bid to force Amazon.com Inc. to resume providing web-hosting services for the social network.

A federal judge in Seattle ruled Thursday that Parler's claims didn't meet the threshold for securing a preliminary injunction, though the court wasn't yet dismissing the company's claims against Amazon.

Parler sued Amazon on Jan. 11, claiming the tech giant kicked the social network off its servers for political and anticompetitive reasons. Amazon denied those claims, saying it terminated the relationship because it found several instances of violent content on Parler in violation of its terms of service.

Write to Sarah E. Needleman at sarah.needleman@wsj.com

 

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January 21, 2021 16:37 ET (21:37 GMT)

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