EXCLUSIVE – Parler CEO says social media app, a favorite of Trump supporters, may not return

The social media platform Parler, which went dark after being shut down by major service providers who accused the app of failing to monitor violent content, may never come back online, its CEO John Matze said.

While a procession of business vendors severed ties with the two-year-old site After the assault on the US Capitol last week, Matze said in an interview with Reuters on Wednesday that he doesn’t know when or if he will return. “It may never be,” he said. “We do not know yet.”

The app has stated in a legal archive that it has over 12 million users. Matze said Parler was talking to more than one cloud computing service but refused to disclose the names, citing the likelihood of harassment for the companies involved. He said the best would be if Parler could come back to Amazon. Parler filed a lawsuit against the company on Monday, which Amazon.com Inc said has no merit.

Amazon cut Parler, a platform favored by supporters of US President Donald Trump, from its servers this weekend for failing to effectively moderate violent content. Apple Inc and Google from Alphabet Inc also kicked out Parler from their app stores. “It’s hard to keep track of how many people tell us we can’t do business with them anymore,” Matze said.

Matze said the company was considering suing other suppliers, but declined to say more.

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News Highlights:

  • The social media platform Parler, which went dark after being shut down by major service providers who accused the app of failing to monitor violent content, may never come back online, its CEO John Matze said. While a procession of business vendors severed ties with the two-year-old site After the assault on the US Capitol last week, Matze said in an interview with Reuters on Wednesday that he doesn’t know when or if he will return.
  • EXCLUSIVE – Parler CEO says social media app, a favorite of Trump supporters, may not return