Social media network Parler has sued Amazon Web Services for denying it access to its cloud servers.
Parler in a lawsuit filed late Monday Eastern time has asked the U.S. District Court of the Western District of Washington to overturn the denial of web server access because it will force the social media network offline for "a financially devastating period."
"Without Amazon Web Services, Parler is finished as it has no way to get online," the company said in the lawsuit.
Nevada-based Parler relies on cloud computing services to reach users. Amazon Web Services provides these services.
Last week, Apple and Google suspended Parler's access to their online app stores because of posts on the social media site that "clearly encourage and incite violence" and violated terms of service. Amazon cited similar language in suspending Parler.
"We made our concerns known to Parler over a number of weeks and during that time we saw a significant increase in this type of dangerous content, not a decrease, which led to our suspension of their services," Amazon said in a statement.
Parler claimed Amazon's decision was "motivated by political animus."
Supporters of outgoing U.S. President Donald Trump assaulted the U.S. Capitol Jan. 6, and have alleged plans for another wave of protests - especially Jan. 20 when president-elect Joe Biden is sworn in.
Twitter removed Donald Trump's account saying he had made comments that could spark violence and violated its terms of service. Facebook said it would block Trump's access until he leaves office.