Parler CEO John Matze said his controversial social media platform may never come back online after major service providers accused it of not violating police content and launched it from their network, according to a report.
Matze said in an interview with Reuters on Wednesday that he did not know when or if the new outfit would be back.
“It could never be. We do not know yet, ”he said, but later made a more optimistic note.
“It may take days, it may take weeks, but Parler returns, and when we do, we will be stronger,” Parler told the news outlet.
On Tuesday, the CEO smashed efforts to make his app “sick” and “evil”
“I think it’s sick,” Matze told Fox News. “It simply came to our notice then. That is not what the Constitution stands for, banning ten plus million American voters from the Internet and preventing people from speaking freely. ”
Parlor users have not been able to access the Twitter-like platform since Amazon Web Services launched the page from its servers early Monday.
Apple and Google also pulled Parler out of their app stores last week because of the company’s alleged inability to remove threats of violence posted by users.
The two-year-old company – which has been investigated in the wake of last week’s riots in the US Capitol – has filed a lawsuit accusing Amazon Web Services of breaching the contract and violating an antitrust law over its decision to stop hosting the site. .
In response, AWS said it repeatedly warned Parler about users’ violent posts and that the company could not immediately remove them.
In his interview with Reuters, Matze said Parler spoke with more than one cloud computing service, but refused to disclose names, citing the likelihood that the companies involved would be harassed.
He said the best result would be if the app could return to Amazon.com Inc.
“It’s hard to keep track of how many people are telling us we can no longer do business with them,” Matze said.
He said the app was also kicked out of the online payment service Stripe and lost its Scylla Enterprise database as well as access to Twilio and the workplace messaging app Slack.
He also said it was started by American Express, but the company said it did not have a direct trade relationship with Parler, according to Reuters.
ScyllaDB and Twilio told the outlet that Parler violated their policy on violent content. Slack and Stripe did not immediately respond to a request for comment from Reuters.