Parler’s CEO has said that he has been receiving death threats since his social media platform was thrust into the spotlight when rivals shut down accounts owned by
Parler’s CEO has said that he has been receiving death threats since his social media platform was thrust into the spotlight when rivals shut down accounts owned by Donald Trump and his allies.
John Matze, who launched the app in August 2018 as an alternative to Twitter, said that he was being destroyed by the tech giants.
‘People are threatening my life,’ he said.
‘I can’t go home tonight.
‘So this is really a lot, you know. This is not just our civil liberties. [Big Tech] can shut down a billion-dollar company, 웹소설 추천 half-a-billion dollar company overnight.’
Apple, Google and Amazon banned Parler from their app stores on Friday due to a failure to moderate ‘egregious content’ posted by users related to the violent siege last week.
John Matze, CEO of Parler, said on Monday night that he was receiving death threats
Hailed by Donald Trump supporters as a conservative-friendly alternative to Twitter, Parler is seen as a magnet for the far right and was accused by Apple, Google and Amazon of continuing to allow messages inciting violence after Wednesday’s attack at the Capitol
Trump was blocked from Twitter and Facebook on Thursday, after he was deemed as being a threat to the nation, inciting unrest.
Twitter lost $2 billion in value on Monday after Trump was kicked off the platform.
The president’s supporters abandoned the social media giants in protest, and flocked to Parler – increasingly a refuge for extremists and pro-Trump voices.
The company’s chief content officer, Amy Peikoff, further said that social media firms forcing Parler from their platform was Orwellian.
Parler CEO John Matze warned in his final post before the 3am deadline that ‘we will likely be down longer than expected’ as tech firms distance themselves from the site
‘The tech giants want their model to be the standard for the entire internet,’ she said.
‘And to us, we think that that takes Orwell’s 1984 from a dystopian novel and turns it into an instruction manual for everybody to follow.’
Matze told Fox News’ Tucker Carlson that it was ‘scary’ how comprehensive his blacklisting had been, and how quick.
‘You just never think it will happen, right?’ Matze told Carlson. ‘You know?
‘What is really interesting is that they all did on the same day, those three [Apple, Google and Amazon] without any prior warning.
We woke up on Friday thinking business, business as usual.’
Matze told Carlson that when Google dropped Parler, ‘we didn’t get a notice from Google. We read it online in the news first. That is shocking.’
Carlson said that he was angered by the ‘corporate cowards who bowed to pressure to silence you’.
Matze continued: ‘I have seen a lot of people say this is scary, 웹소설 추천 but I’ve seen a lot of people who are participating in the five minutes of hate and egging it on and cheering.
It is disgusting.’
He said that his team was working to find a way to keep operating, despite the actions of Amazon, Google and Apple.
‘We will be back up eventually because we’re not going to give up,’ he said.
‘We have to build our own infrastructure, just to do it.’
Shortly after 3am EST on Monday, Parler disappeared from the web with an error message saying ‘we can’t connect to the server’ after Amazon pulled the plug
The app was removed from the Google app store after conservative social media users flocked to the site in the wake of the Capitol attack
Amy Peikoff, 노벨피아 Parler’s chief content officer, described the limits on her company as Orwellian
<div class="art-ins mol-factbox floatRHS news" data-version="2" id="mol-dd0e8a30-5495-11eb-af2a-e753227c6cb9" website CEO John Matze says his life has been threatened