Parler CEO Says All Its Vendors Have Deserted The Company
The CEO of right-wing social media site, Parler, says that all of its vendors have abandoned the company; following bans from Apple, Amazon, and Google. The companies had banned the app from their platforms with Amazon informing Parler of its imminent removal from its web hosting services.
“Every vendor, from text message services to email providers to our lawyers, all ditched us too, on the same day,” Parler CEO John Matze said in an interview.
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Each company gives their reason as due to the threats of violence posted on Parler as their reasons for removing the app. According to reports, Screenshots from the app shared by activist group Sleeping Giants showed users calling for violence against Mike Pence; and threatening further activity at the Capitol on the eve of President-elect Biden’s Inauguration.
In a post, Matze said that the service “will be unavailable on the internet for up to a week as we rebuild from scratch”. He also said “we have many competing for our business,” probably implying the pushback was due to competition.
In the interview, Matze said Parler was having difficulties finding a new vendor to work with. “We’re going to try our best to get back online as quickly as possible; but we’re having a lot of trouble because every vendor we talk to says they won’t work with us. Because if Apple doesn’t approve and Google doesn’t approve, then they won’t,” he said.
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