Parler CEO John Matze said the controversial social media platform may never be back online after major service providers accused it of failing to regulate violent content and launched from its network .
Matze said in an interview with Reuters on Wednesday that he does not know when or if this fledgling team will return.
“Probably never. We don’t know yet,” he said, but then it sounded more optimistic.
“It may take a few days, it may take a few weeks, but Parler will come back, and when we do, we will become stronger,” Parler told the news media.
On Tuesday, the CEO lashed out at efforts to mute its apps as “pathological”
“I think it’s disgusting,” Matze told Fox News. “This is not what the Constitution says. This is not what the Constitution represents. It prohibits more than 10 million American voters on the Internet and prohibits people from expressing freedom of speech.”
Since Amazon Web Services launched the site from its server on Monday, Parler users have been unable to access platforms like Twitter.
Apple and Google also withdrew Parler from their app stores last week for failing to eliminate threats of violence posted by users.
The two-year-old company came under scrutiny after the riots in the US Capitol last week. The company has filed a lawsuit accusing Amazon Web Services of breaching the contract and violating antitrust laws and decided to stop hosting the site. .
In response, AWS stated that it had repeatedly warned Parler users of violent posts and the company failed to delete them in time.
Matze said in an interview with Reuters that Parler had talked with a number of cloud computing service companies, but declined to be named because the company involved may be harassed.
He said that the best result is that the application can be returned to Amazon.com Inc.
Matze said: “It is difficult to track how many people tell us we can no longer do business with them.”
He said the app was also kicked out of online payment service Stripe, losing its Scylla Enterprise database and access to Twilio and workplace messaging app Slack.
According to a Reuters report, he also said that this was initiated by American Express, but the company said it has no direct business relationship with Parler.
ScyllaDB and Twilio told the media that Parler violated their policies regarding violent content. Slack and Stripe did not immediately respond to Reuters’ request for comment.