Seattle judge to rule 'as quickly as possible' on whether to force Amazon to put Parler back online

A federal judge in Seattle indicated Thursday she’s likely to take a more measured approach than Parler had wished in weighing whether to force Amazon to swiftly reconnect the conservative social media network to the internet. Nonetheless, U.S. District Judge Barbara Rothstein said she plans to issue her order “as quickly as possible.” Amazon suspended Parler’s cloud-services account last weekend — effectively pulling Parler offline — saying a proliferation of posts advocating violence against political opponents of President Donald Trump violated Amazon’s terms of use. In a lawsuit filed Mond…

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