- According to Reuters, Parler CEO John Matze stated that the app will never be back online.
- After Amazon launched Parler from its web hosting service, the social media site went offline.
- When asked when the app will return, Matze told Reuters: “It may never be.” “We don’t know yet.”
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The CEO of Parler said that social media applications may never go back online.
John Matze, who founded the app in 2018, told Reuters that he is not sure whether the app will return after Amazon takes Parler out of its web hosting service. Amazon removed Parler for violating its terms of service, which prohibits content that “encourages or incite violence against others.”
When asked when the app will return, Matze told Reuters: “It may never be.” “We don’t know yet.”
Conservatives urged its followers to join Parler, after Twitter permanently suspended President Donald Trump’s account for violating his civil integrity policy because Trump’s riot mob swept the US Capitol. Before Apple and Google removed the app from their stores, Parler jumped to number one on the App Store.
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Parler sued Amazon to cancel the service, saying that the decision was politically motivated and anti-competitive because Twitter remained on AWS. Amazon quickly filed a lawsuit, citing more than 100 examples of violent content that violated the company’s terms of service.
The social media company registered a domain name with Epik a few days after launching from Amazon. The company is known for hosting other social networks used by far-right extremists. Epik said in a statement on January 11 that it had “no contact or discussion” with Parler regarding the use of the service.
Matze told Reuters that he has discussed hosting Parler with a number of cloud computing service companies. He told The Blaze, a right-leaning store founded by Glenn Beck, that several vendors had quit hosting the app “at the last minute” and established Parler’s “own infrastructure.” To bring it back online.
Matze did not list specific services that refused to host Parler.
Matze told Reuters: “It is difficult to track how many people tell us we can no longer do business with them.”