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Technology Parler Will Be Shut down for 'Longer Than Expected,' Says CEO John Matze

11:50  11 january  2021
11:50  11 january  2021 Source:   newsweek.com

Parler app: Angered by Facebook and Twitter labels, conservatives jump to alternatives

  Parler app: Angered by Facebook and Twitter labels, conservatives jump to alternatives Among tweets containing baseless claims about election results, Fox Business host Maria Bartiromo echoed a rallying cry of many prominent conservative voices in a tweet shortly after Election Day: "I will be leaving [Twitter] soon and going to Parler. Please open an account on @parler right away."Among tweets containing baseless claims about election results, Fox Business host Maria Bartiromo echoed a rallying cry of many prominent conservative voices in a tweet shortly after Election Day: "I will be leaving [Twitter] soon and going to Parler. Please open an account on @parler right away.

Parler CEO John Matze later told Mediaite that Wood's post was removed.Google and Apple removed the Parler app from the companies' app stores, saying Parler 's content moderation did not adequately police user posts." Parler has not taken adequate measures to address the proliferation of . . . threats

Parler CEO John Matze warned in his final post before the 3 am deadline that 'we will likely be down longer than expected ' as tech firms distance themselves from Parler was given 24 hours to find an alternative host but, Matze said , 'Where are you gonna find 300-to-500 servers in a 24-hour window

Parler CEO John Matze conceded on Monday that the website will likely be down longer than expected after the platform was ousted by the two main mobile app stores and web hosting giant Amazon Web Services (AWS).

a close up of a screen of a cell phone: This illustration picture shows social media application logo from Parler displayed on a smartphone with its website in the background in Arlington, Virginia on July 2, 2020. © OLIVIER DOULIERY/AFP/Getty This illustration picture shows social media application logo from Parler displayed on a smartphone with its website in the background in Arlington, Virginia on July 2, 2020.

Apple, Google and Amazon, a trio of tech giants that control distribution and storage of websites and apps, took steps against the "free speech" platform over the weekend for it failing to moderate posts potentially encouraging or inciting violence in the U.S.

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On Parler , CEO John Matze responded by posting a screenshot of Dorsey's tweet and adding his Earlier on Saturday, Matze had posted about Apple's ban, saying Apple wanted him to put in place The platform may go offline Sunday night, unless it can find an alternative hosting platform, said Matze .

While the app's membership skews conservative, Parler CEO and co-founder John Matze said in a statement "we welcome all to join our platform which emphasizes free speech and open discourse." Facebook and Twitter have labeled posts that push baseless claims about voter fraud, but Parler has

The move came just days after a mob of Trump supporters stormed the Capitol Building in Washington, D.C.—a siege that left five people dead, including a police officer. Twitter and Facebook have each blocked the accounts of President Donald Trump.

Matze initially said on Sunday there was a possibility that Parler would be unavailable for "up to a week" as they attempted to "rebuild from scratch," noting his team would seek an alternative web hosting service. That appears to have proven difficult.

"We will likely be down longer than expected," Matze wrote in a short update to users ahead of Amazon's planned suspension, scheduled for January 10 at 11:59PM PST. He indicated the reason was other companies were unwilling to work with Parler.

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  Parler CEO: 'Not against the law' to express 'crazy' opinions The CEO of conservative-boosted social media app Parler on Tuesday responded to criticism that the platform could spread extreme opinions and misinformation, saying that "people say crazy things all the time" and "it's not against the law to have those opinions." While appearing on Fox News's "Tucker Carlson Tonight," John Matze responded to questions from Carlson on why "corporate media is so afraid of what you're doing." "I always ask them,While appearing on Fox News's "Tucker Carlson Tonight," John Matze responded to questions from Carlson on why "corporate media is so afraid of what you're doing.

Parler CEO John Matze has responded to Amazon kicking the platform off their hosting services, calling it a “coordinated attack.” On Saturday, Amazon kicked Parler off their webhosting service, meaning the platform will be offline until they find a new host.

Parler CEO John Matze said today that his social media company has been dropped by virtually all of its business alliances after Amazon, Apple and Google ended their agreements with the social media service. “Every vendor from text message services to email providers to our lawyers all ditched us too

Matze wrote in a post: "We have our software and everyone's data ready to go. Rather it's that Amazon's, Google's and Apple's statements to the press about dropping our access has caused most of our other vendors to drop their support for us as well. And most people with enough servers to host us have shut their doors to us."

graphical user interface, text, application, letter, email: Parler CEO John Matze has confirmed the website will be offline © Screenshot/Parler/John Matze profile Parler CEO John Matze has confirmed the website will be offline "longer than expected." Screenshot/Parler/John Matze profile

Google suspended Parler from the Play Store market on Friday, saying it was "aware of continued posting in the... app that seeks to incite ongoing violence in the U.S." The same day, Apple gave Parler 24 hours to moderate content or face removal.

That came to fruition on Saturday, with the app pulled from the iOS store and stopping it from being accessible on iPhone and iPads. Apple noted Parler appeared to "continue to be used to plan and facilitate yet further illegal and dangerous activities."

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  On Parler, MAGA’s post-election world view blossoms with no pushback The rapidly expanding social-media site has given Trump backers a platform to simply dismiss the post-election reality and reinforce baseless voter-fraud conspiracies.But over on Parler, there’s a new, millions-strong MAGA universe where conservatives are freely spreading these claims and reinforcing their belief that Democrats have stolen the election from Trump.

Parler CEO John Matze said today that his social media company has been dropped by virtually all of its business alliances after Amazon, Apple and Google “Every vendor from text message services to email providers to our lawyers all ditched us too on the same day,” Matze said today on Fox News.

Apple emailed Parler CEO John Matze saying that “ Parler is not effectively moderating and removing content that encourages illegal activity,” BuzzFeed News reported. “Apparently they believe Parler is responsible for ALL user generated content on Parler ,” Matze wrote in a response posted on Parler .

The AWS Trust and Safety team told Parler on Saturday that it would be suspending its web hosting account because the platform "poses a very real risk to public safety." As of Monday morning, the Parler website appeared to be offline and inaccessible.

Parler has been contacted for comment by Newsweek.

Matze stated in an earlier post on Sunday that he believed Amazon, Google and Apple had plotted to "ensure they don't have competition" and pitched his controversial platform as being the "world's last hope for free speech and free information."

Parler investor Dan Bongino on Sunday pleaded with users not to abandon the website. "Please, hang with us. I ASSURE YOU, we aren't going anywhere," he wrote, just prior to the platform being pulled offline. Bongino was previously suspended by Twitter.

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Parler app has now been booted by Amazon, Apple and Google .
Parler, the alternative social media platform favored by conservatives, now finds itself virtually homeless on the internet as Amazon, Apple and Google have all booted it from their platforms in a span of a little more than 24 hours. © Gabby Jones/Bloomberg/Getty Images The Parler website home screen on a smartphone arranged in the Brooklyn borough of New York, U.S., on Friday, Dec. 18, 2020. Parler bills itself as a non-biased social network that protects free speech and user data.

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