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Parler CEO Condemns Use of Platform for Violence After Amazon Takedown

John Matze PARLER Politics US

Parler CEO Condemns Use of Platform for Violence After Amazon Takedown

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The CEO of Parler, John Matze, condemned the usage of the platform for violence and pushed back against claims that his company did not take responsibility for content posted on the site. Early Monday morning, Amazon Web Services took down Parler—coming after Google and Apple removed the services from their respective app stores. “We would never condone it, we have a lot of things in place to stop it,” said Matze of users inciting violence, adding that Parler is about free speech. “I’m not interested in seeing our platform or any other platform frankly used as a tool for violence and spreading violence,” Matze told Fox Business. “We were never about that, we never advertised as being that.” Amazon, Apple, and Google “are using this as an opportunity to squash the first real competitor in this space,” Matze remarked, adding that Parler has 20 million users and was the No. …

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