Analysis

Can Parler, Or Its Amazon Suit, Survive?

Law360 (January 22, 2021, 9:22 PM EST) -- Parler says its return to the web is "inevitable" despite Amazon's pulling the platform's plug for its alleged role in fomenting the U.S. Capitol riot. But the success of Parler's retaliatory antitrust claim against Amazon? Competition professionals say it's almost certain to fail.

Parler's recent saga is just one chapter in a larger fight conservatives have been itching to wage: using antitrust or some other law against Twitter, Facebook and other technology giants they have accused of anti-conservative bias. But most antitrust professionals Law360 contacted say that antitrust law was never meant to police bias and that Parler's specific antitrust claim is...

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