A new court filing on Friday from Parler’s legal team, an alternative The conservative-favorite social media platform in the US has revealed that its CEO John Matze and his family are now in hiding after facing death threats and security breaches. “Matze himself, as the CEO of the Amazon Web Services (AWS) company continues to defame, had to leave his home and go into hiding with his family after receiving death threats and invasive personal security breaches,” reads the document.
Parler, a platform widely adopted by Trump supporters, had previously filed an antitrust lawsuit against Amazon after the tech giant shut down its services following last week’s violent unrest on the Capitol, Fox News reported. Amazon filed a response to the lawsuit, claiming it had no “legal basis” and said its employees faced threats and harassment.
The warehouse from Parler’s lawyers obtained by Fox News acknowledge the disturbing claims made by Amazon, but note that the company Jeff Bezos runs is not the one receiving threats. “Although AWS ‘seal motion focuses only on its own employees, Parler employees were similarly harassed and threatened … Parler CEO John Matze, Jr., reports in his statement supporting Parler’s TRO motion that many Parler employees are experiencing harassment and hostility, fear for their safety and that of their families, and in some cases have fled their home state to escape persecution, ”the document reads.
Earlier this week, Matze told Fox News of the various threats he received and the steps he would take to protect his family. “There is a group called UGNazi that is targeting me,” Matze said, noting that the controversial hacker group has released many of his passwords and personal information on the Internet.
“They posted my address, they threatened to enter through my front door,” he added. On January 6, a crowd of supporters of President Donald Trump stormed the United States Capitol to protest lawmakers confirming electoral lists. from battlefield states they believed to be invalid. The protest quickly turned violent, resulting in the deaths of at least five people, including a police officer.
Amid mounting pressure on Trump for his role in inciting violence, Parler has been banned from Amazon, Apple and Google. According to The Verge, these bans come after allegations that the social media app was encouraging calls to violence before and after the US Capitol raid.
Parler CEO John Matze later blamed Amazon, Google and Apple of a coordinated attack to kill the competition. “We were too successful too fast,” Matze wrote. “You can expect the war on competition and free speech to continue, but don’t rule us out.” (ANI)
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- A new court filing on Friday from Parler’s legal team, an alternative The conservative-favorite social media platform in the US has revealed that its CEO John Matze and his family are now in hiding after facing death threats and security breaches.
- CEO of Parler, a family who goes into hiding after receiving death threats, security breaches