Social media platform Parler, which has gone dark after being cut off by major service providers that accused the app of failing to police violent content, may never get back online, said its CEO John Matze.
Parler, a social media outlet favored by some supporters of U.S. President Donald Trump, may never return, company CEO told Reuters Wednesday.
Parler was banned by several platforms, Amazon among them, after last week's deadly siege on the Capitol by Trump supporters.
Parler, which had more than 12 million users, filed a lawsuit against Amazon on January 11 accusing it of making an illegal decision to shut it down to benefit Twitter.
Parler CEO John Matze said in an interview with Reuters Wednesday that the key to going back online was to settle the Amazon dispute.
"We're gonna fight and do everything possible to come back, as soon as possible... we filed a request to the state, that basically says we have to get back on Amazon because the damage of them taking us off is far beyond financial that we cannot recover unless they put us back." Amazon had said it had warned Parler about ugly and threatening language on its site, citing posts offensively describing former first lady Michelle Obama, and one that says "the only good democrat is a dead one.
Kill'em all." Parler defended the insults to Obama as hateful but protected by the Constitution.
The threat, the company said, is being investigated.
Parler said it had removed most problematic posts.
Fox News host Jeanine Pirro compared Amazon removing Parler from its web-hosting service to the 1938 pogrom during which Nazis destroyed thousands of Jewish-owned businesses and synagogues, killed 91 Jews and deported 30,000 to concentration camps.
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Parler sued Amazon in response to cutting off its services, alleging an antitrust violation, breach of contract and interference with the company’s business relationships with users. CNN’s Brian Stelter reports.
Apple Inc and Amazon.com Inc have suspended Parler from their respective App Store and web hosting service, saying the social networking service popular with many right-leaning social media users has not taken adequate measures to prevent the spread of posts inciting violence. Jayson Albano reports.
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Go There heads to rural Montana and Texas, where small clinics overwhelmed by the pandemic prepare to face another challenge: receiving and distributing vaccines. For hard-to-access clinics, the virus has brought on unique challenges – from health care workers being forced to drive long distances to administer them, to a severe impact in distribution capabilities if there is even one positive Covid-19 test amongst medical staff.
Social media platform Parler, which has gone dark after being cut off by major service providers that accused the app of failing to police violent content, may never get back online, said its CEO John..