Amazon warned Parler about the violent content on its platform.
In November 2020, AWS received news that Parler was hosting content that violated the customer agreement. Later, AWS reported more than 100 extra representative pieces of content advocating violence to Parler's Chief Policy Officer.
On January 6, during the certification of President-elect Joe Biden's victory, a mob of Trump-supporters stormed the Capitol Building. The attack was an attempt to overturn Trump's defeat in the 2020 presidential election. Some users went on Parler to promote the violence. Apple and Google suspended Parler's accounts on January 9, 2021.
On January 11, Parler asked for a temporary restraining order to help keep the site online. In its filing, Parler argued that AWS breached its contract by cutting it off. However, Amazon said that it warned Parler several times about hosting violent content.