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Parler's CEO says the Free Speech website should NEVER come back after being pulled off the Internet


Parler's CEO said Amazon pulled its website from the Internet because Donald Trump wanted to join as "Person X".

John Matze had previously warned that the app favored by the president's supporters may never go online again after being removed from the internet by the tech giant.

In a lawsuit on Wednesday, he said, “Based on my interactions with AWS employees during this period, I believe that AWS’s decision to discontinue service for Parler was not based on express concerns about Parler’s compliance with the AWS Agreement [customers] but was based in part on a desire to deny President Trump a platform for a major social media service.

"It was only after Twitter announced that it was terminating Trump from its platform that AWS raised concerns about Parler's compliance with the agreement."

It is not known why the president wanted to join the site under a pseudonym, but he is said to have been discussing the move since October last year.

Matze said: & # 39; [Retracted], a supporter of Joe Biden, was the AWS assigned agent to AWS and had known since at least October 11, 2020 that Trump was considering working under the pseudonym & # 39; Person X & # 39; to move to Parler.

"AWS knew there was a possibility that Trump could get a Parler account, which is likely to bring a flood of followers to the Parler platform."

Amazon cut Parler this weekend, stating that it failed to effectively moderate violent content after the January 6 riot at the Capitol. Apple Inc's Google and Alphabet Inc have also kicked Parler out of their app stores.

Parler, who claims to have more than 12 million users, then filed a lawsuit against Amazon that, according to the tech giant, has no value. The lawsuit accuses Amazon of making an illegal decision to shut down Parler in favor of Twitter Inc.

Matze had told Reuters on Wednesday: “It could never be. We do not know yet. & # 39;

He later added, “I am an optimist. It can be days, it can be weeks, but Parler will return and if we do we will be stronger. & # 39;

Pictured Parler CEO John Matze said the website may never go back online after being removed from the internet by Amazon and pulled from the App Store by Apple and Google

Tech giants have accused the social media site, favored by Donald Trump fans, of failing to monitor violent content after the January 6 riot at the Capitol in an attempt to prevent Joe Biden from becoming president

Tech giants have accused the social media site, favored by Donald Trump fans, of failing to monitor violent content after the January 6 riot at the Capitol in an attempt to prevent Joe Biden from becoming president

According to Matze, Parler spoke to more than one cloud computing service but refused to divulge names, citing the likelihood of harassment to the companies involved. He said the best thing would be if Parler could be back on Amazon.

Matze told Reuters the company is considering suing other vendors but declined to say more.

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey defended his company's ban on President Trump in his first public statement on the matter on Wednesday. "I'm not proud to have @realDonaldTrump banned from Twitter," Dorsey wrote. But he added, "I think that was the right decision for Twitter."

Snapchat said Wednesday it had permanently banned Trump from the platform; Facebook and YouTube have already banned him from using their websites.

"It's hard to keep track of how many people tell us we can't do business with them anymore," said Matze.

Matze said Parler's relationship with Amazon deteriorated overnight and without much warning, an assessment Amazon denies in legal filings.

He said Parler had also booted from the online payment service Stripe and lost its Scylla Enterprise database as well as access to Twilio Inc and Slack Technologies Inc, a popular messaging app for the workplace. He also said it was dropped by American Express Co, but the company said it has no direct trading relationship with Parler.

Amazon cut Parler this weekend and said it had failed to effectively moderate violent content. Apple Inc's Google and Alphabet Inc have also kicked Parler out of their app stores

Amazon cut Parler this weekend and said it had failed to effectively moderate violent content. Apple Inc's Google and Alphabet Inc have also kicked Parler out of their app stores

What options does Parler have now?

The loss of access to the app stores from Google and Apple, whose operating systems power hundreds of millions of smartphones, severely limits Parler's range, although access via the web browser was still possible.

Amazon Web Services' decision to remove Parler means it will now need to be encrypted to find another web host, in addition to "rebuilding the website from scratch".

Google and Apple booted Gab out of their app stores in 2017 and made Gab homeless for some time on the internet the following year after the man was credited with anti-Semitic contributions alleged to have killed 11 people in a Pittsburgh synagogue. Microsoft has also canceled a web hosting contract.

It is now hosted on its own servers so this is an option.

Or it can find another server ready to host the site. Max Aliapoulios, a graduate student in computer science, told Business Insider, “It is realistic to expect Parler to find another provider to host its services such as AWS.

That being said, the precedent is now set and Parler will likely always have an uphill battle finding a home to host them on the internet. "

It was reported on Monday that the site has since moved its domain name from DreamHost to right-wing web hosting company Epik.

ScyllaDB and Twilio said Parler violated their guidelines because of violent content. Slack and Stripe did not immediately respond to Reuters' requests for comment.

Matze said Tuesday that pulling his app was unconstitutional and "sick".

Nothing had changed about the investors in Parler by Wednesday.

Hedge fund investor Robert Mercer and daughter Rebekah Mercer, as well as conservative commentator Dan Bongino, are investors in the service.

In his filing, Parler argued that Amazon Web Services had breached its contract by cutting.

Amazon previously said it had warned Parler of ugly and threatening language on its website, citing posts in hideous language used to describe former First Lady Michelle Obama, as well as posts such as “The only good Democrat is a dead woman. Kill them all. & # 39;

Parler defended the insults against Obama as being hateful but covered by the Constitution.

The threat, said the interviewee, "has been forwarded to our regulatory contact for investigation."

In his filing on Wednesday, Parler said he had removed the most problematic spots.

A second exhibition featured Parler postings threatening certain acts of violence against people, some of whom are named while others are described as "liberals" or blacks, gays, Jews or transgender people.

"We stated that given the events at the US Capitol Building and the threat of its impending inauguration, we had serious concerns about this content, which led to more violence," an unnamed Amazon manager said in a statement attached to the exhibits , and referred to Biden's inauguration on January 20th.

Separately, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton sent civil subpoenas to Amazon, as well as to Google and Apple who had Parler removed from their app stores. Paxton said he wanted to see if the companies "want to get rid of language they disagree with".

Pro-Trump protesters burst into the U.S. Capitol in clashes with police forces during a rally to contest confirmation of the presidential election results through January 6

Pro-Trump protesters burst into the U.S. Capitol in clashes with police forces during a rally to contest confirmation of the presidential election results through January 6