“I’m confident that in an antitrust hearing there will be Republican senators complaining to Amazon and asking about the Parler question. Whether that’s relevant to the question of, does Amazon have a cloud computing monopoly? I don’t know,” said Jason Boyce, an online retail veteran who helps businesses sell their products on Amazon’s marketplace. (Boyce contends that Amazon’s size in cloud computing or online sales does make it a monopoly.)
Meanwhile, some civil rights groups criticize AWS as enabling digital surveillance and eroding privacy rights.