Devin Nunes: Amazon, Twitter, Google violated antitrust laws by shutting down Parler

Alternative social media platform Parler announced early Monday morning that it would be temporarily shutting down after Amazon booted it from the company’s servers. That move came following two other devastating blows to the free speech platform, with both Apple and Google removing Parler from their app stores, Fox News reported.

According to one Republican congressman, these actions by powerful tech giants must lead to legal consequences.

On Monday, Fox Business reported that Parler will be suing Amazon for breach of contract and violation of antitrust law. It is also seeking a temporary injunction to have its service restored.

Among Parler’s claims is that the company was cut off because it is in direct competition with Twitter, a company that Amazon maintains a relationship with.

“Coordinated attack”

During an appearance on Fox News’ Sunday Morning Futures, Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) said these actions by Big Tech were “clearly a violation” of antitrust law as well as the Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act.

“I don’t know where the hell the Department of Justice is at right now or the FBI,” Nunes told host Maria Bartiromo, according to Fox News. “There should be a racketeering investigation on all the people that coordinated this attack on not only a company, but on all of those like us.

“I have 3 million followers on Parler,” the Republican lawmaker pointed out. “Tonight I will no longer be able to communicate with those people and they’re Americans.

“The effect of this is that there is no longer a free and open social media company or site for any American to get on any longer,” Nunes continued, adding that the three tech firms had “just destroyed” Parler.

Parler files suit against Amazon

Parler CEO John Matze also spoke with Bartiromo, urging users of the platform to “hold on and come back” and noting that the situation had been “devastating to our business, our model, our potential to raise future capital.”

According to Fox Business, Matze explained that the company “may have to go as far as buying and building our own data centers and buying up our own servers if we need to to get back on the internet, you know, but there is risk involved in that given what vendors are doing, the extent they are going to get rid of us.”

Matze also rejected the claim that Parler has helped promote violence, telling Bartiromo:

Nobody has presented any credible piece of information or evidence that, you know, there is any problems on Parler that don’t exist on other platforms.

“This really is a double standard,” he added, according to Fox Business. “We see all sorts of nasty threatening content on Twitter, much more of it actually, in our opinion, and, actually, a lot of content that’s deleted from Parler still remains on Twitter to this day in the form of screenshots.”

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      1. Deep State Rats!

        Release the documents, President Trump! Expose them all for the lying, American freedom haters they are!

        If they can steal elections, plant Antifa mob drama into peaceful Pro-Trump protesters, take away our free speech and then try to impeach our duly elected and favored President, release the documents and Expose them All!
        Protect our Constitution!
        Protect our Bill of Rights!
        Protect our citizens from their evil!

    1. They are just as corrupt as any DemonRat! Don’t look to FBI, CIA and the rest. Just look what they’ve done in the last 20 years.

  1. thats what you get when you kick God out of our court and judicial system, ourt of our schools, our homes and our lives.

    1. This country is in big trouble. People have no idea what they’ve done until it’s too late. We will see how long it will take for another Civil War. It won’t be North against South, it will be We the People against the Government.
      The politicians care nothing about us … only power and greed.
      Their time will come.

      1. I agree with you 100% the american people have no idea what it is going to cost them. First, gasoline price per barrel has gone from $43 dollars to $53 that is a 23% increase. Gasoline has gone from $1.99 a galloon to $2.29. The futures market for a barrel of oil has been going up wish says we are heading for even higher prices. We are going to to see $2.50 a gallon and by summer in the $2.7$3.00 or higher. Biden’s plan and has stated the stooping of fracking, drilling on public lands. The second item, bank stocks have gone up like crazy since biden elected. That means the banks are banking on an increase of interest rates and high inflation. That means higher prices and less jobs. I just hope the american people who supported biden
        on election will not be crying. You get what you votes for.

  2. The problem is the absence of God in many lives. If libs had their way they would delete God altogether! Jesus followed the law unto death even though he was guiltless! Libs think laws apply to the rest of us not them. If we don’t start enforcing the laws of our republic we won’t have to worry about that because we won’t have one!

  3. everybody knows the FBI works for Democrats said we got to meet pub and other places but you gotta worry could you can you trust you can’t children because they been thoroughly brainwashed he said we got to

  4. I pray that they follow through; I have NEVER been so livid or felt so VIOLATED that these platforms have the audacity, the temerity to violate MY right to read and choose whom or what I listen to. I have cancelled my amazon account, have deleted my facebook account and am waiting to afford a new laptop (have chromebook — google) so that I can delete my gmail account and permanently turn my back on google. How DARE they think that a service they provide has the right to police my or anybody elses’ thoughts

  5. No…Remember we are not allowed in pubs, we all have to wear muzzles to keep us silent, not go to our jobs to support, feed and house our families, being prevented from practicing our religion, indoctrinating our children to their New World Order, break to their unleashed virus and now be forced to take a vaccine that would alter your DNA. Thanks Nancy. Thanks to all you criminals.

    1. He isn’t worried he has the entire Chinese army backing him. I hope all those people who voted for him because they didn’t like it because he could talk the language of the working man who puts the food on your table the clothes on your back and the automobile in your garage. To hell with the baby killers.

  6. The Supreme Court and American Government needs to break up these Big Tech companies for price fixing and stopping free speech of the AMERICAN PEOPLE. Just like they did in the past to create competition in the past for the people not for the rich . That is the only was to fix things around here! Companies need to stop buying the judges, state and senators and government persons. Stop filling their pockets for your selfish money grubbing needs. Americans ,We did not have them before and we survived but will they?I am tired of these double standards companies are pulling against Americans!

  7. ITS TO LATE TO WHINE NOW> LET ME TAKE YOU BACK TO THE SIXTIES YOU
    WERE TOLD BY EISENHOWER”WATCH OUT FOR THE UNDERGROUND|
    GOVERNMENT OR YOU WILL LOSE YOUR FREEDOM.. THE DEMOCRATS THAT
    VOTED AGAINST GOD”S MAN WILL SUFFER EQUALLY WITH REPUBLICANS……
    BIDEN IS A DUNCE THE DEM ELITE AND K STREET NOW RULE. IF YOU DON”T
    PROTECT YOUR 2nd AMENDMENT AT ALL COSTS YOU WII BECOME SLAVES
    TO A TOTALITARIAN GOVERNMENT.. OBAMA NEVER CONSIDERED EITHER
    THE CONSTUTION OR THE SUPREME COURT AS REVELANT OBSTACLES

  8. The FBI & the DOJ and most likely Mr. Roberts the head judge of SCOTUS are part of the SWAMP.This is the reason everything is swept under rug and real TRUTH will never ever be published.

  9. In the 70s Bell telephone was broken up because they were a monopoly. We have the exaxt same circumstance here. The problem is a corrupt and feckless federal government and judicial system. If they will not do something, states and internet service providers block these websites. Look at Idaho and Uganda. More need to do this.

  10. Amazing what is going on. Durham said he needed time for criminal case and goes on and on. First it was interfering with election and what election are they talking about 2028? It took them less than a week to come up with criminal cases on people that broke into the Capital and yet all this time with Durham. Is he asleep or who is holding up the results – DOJ, FBI, CIA, NSA, Congress? Time to bring all their dirt from under the carpet and start cleaning or let all the criminals go that broke into the Capital because all the wiretapping, lies, affect we the people just as much if not more!

  11. WE the People have been betrayed by our elected officials, our judges, our supreme court, our fbi, our cia, our doj no organization is protecting the rights of WE the People, all are against us and soon biden intends to disarm us. GOD has either decided America is over due for judgement or the biggest miracle in the whole of history is about to take place. Still prayerfully believing in miracles for an unrepentant America.

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