Parler social network was left without a manager
|Today it became known that the CEO and part-time co-creator of the social network Parler John Matze (John Matze) was dismissed by the board of directors of his own company. This is reported by The Verge. |
John confirmed this event to Reuters, after reporting to Fox News. In a corporate message sent to the company's employees, Matze said: "On January 29, 2021, the Board of directors of Parler, led by Rebecca Mercer, decided to demote me from my position. I was not involved in making this decision." He also claims that the last few months have been extremely tense due to the constant conflicts based on his beliefs about freedom of speech, as well as the principles of management and development of the company.
At the moment, Parler is not functioning: the social network has been removed from the Google Play and App Store app stores, as well as disconnected from AWS (Amazon Web Services) hosting. The reason was the use of the site by radical US citizens, who in early January caused riots in Washington and entered the Capitol building. The administration of the social network Parler did not moderate the records that coordinate the crowd, which caused problems for the resource with law enforcement agencies. The Oversight and Reform Committee called on the FBI to investigate Parler's involvement in organizing the protests.
Previously, Parler was positioned as a social network where there are no restrictions on freedom of speech. Thus, the platform turned out to be attractive for political activists.
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