Parler CEO John Matze has hit again on the Massive Tech for banning the social networking app from their platforms.
Describing the transfer as an “assault on everyone”, Matze advised Fox Information’ Sunday Morning Futures, “It’s devastating is what it’s. All of them work collectively to verify on the identical time we’d lose entry to not solely our apps, however they’re truly shutting all of our servers off tonight, off the web.”
He additional mentioned that Massive Tech not solely made an try to kill the app, however to “destroy the complete firm.”
“And it is not simply these three corporations. Each vendor from textual content message companies to e mail suppliers to our attorneys all ditched us too on the identical day,” he added.
Parler had gained traction in the course of the US Presidential elections with many conservatives and right-wingers flocking to the platform. The applying, nevertheless, had raised considerations over its hands-off strategy to content material regulation.
Following the Capitol riots, Parler noticed a crackdown from the highest tech corporations together with the likes of Fb, Apple, and Amazon over its alleged involvement in fuelling violence. The applying had posted over 1.5 million downloads this weekend earlier than Google and others booted it from their platforms.
Matze rejected the claims of its involvement in engaging violence.
“We have by no means allowed [violence] on our platform. And we do not also have a technique to coordinate an occasion on our platform. They by some means wish to make us accountable. This appears to me like an excuse to simply principally eradicate free speech at a handy time for them,” he mentioned.
Matze acknowledged that the corporate is going through hurdles in bringing again the app. He mentioned all of the distributors they talked have refused to work with them.
Apparently, Parler has gotten backing from Rep Devin Nunes (R – California). Slamming the Massive Tech for banning the platform, he mentioned, “’The impact of that is that there isn’t any longer a free and open social media firm or web site for any American to get on any longer,’ he mentioned. ‘As a result of these massive corporations, Apple, Amazon, Google, they’ve simply destroyed what was probably a billion greenback firm. Poof, it is gone.”