In the wake of the Capitol Hill riot on Wednesday, social media platforms suspended all of President Donald Trump’s accounts permanently. Amidst Twitter’s claims of the president inciting violence among rioters, the platform was one of the first to ban him from its service. Hopping onto the banning train, Amazon, Apple and Google removed networking service Parler across their platforms Sunday evening. Parler is a social networking service popular among conservatives and has been a place for supporters of Trump, some of whom claimed to have attended the Capitol riots.
Does banning Parler mean it violates the freedom of assembly?
So, why is Parler still filing lawsuits?
There is no true merit behind any of Parler’s claims against these tech companies. Yes, they are still suing for violating a breach of contract, but they cannot sue for anything under the First Amendment. Time will tell whether Parler actually succeeds in resurrecting their network through their countless lawsuits.