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Parler Fails to Win Quick Reprieve With Lawyer New to Technology

  • Attorney for conservative site is learning about social media
  • Amazon argues network is incapable of policing violent content
Parler CEO Says Platform Protects User Data And Speech
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With Parler’s very existence on the line, its lawyer began with a startling admission to a Seattle federal judge that he’s not on social media and has been trying to quickly get up to speed on the technology.

From there, attorney David J. Groesbeck’s mission to rapidly resuscitate the site went downhill, just days after Amazon.com Inc. pulled the plug on its web hosting service over concern that the conservative alternative to Twitter is brimming with violent content.