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Parler CEO: Claims That Users’ Driver’s Licenses Were Hacked Are ‘Viral Misinformation’

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Parler CEO: Claims That Users’ Driver’s Licenses Were Hacked Are ‘Viral Misinformation’

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The CEO of Parler, John Matze, on Tuesday dismissed claims that the social media website was hacked and users’ personal information, including pictures of driver’s licenses, was leaked. Rumors being spread on Twitter, Reddit, and an article published by Russian state-backed RT.com asserted that more than 70 terabytes of data from Parler servers were captured and archived before the website was effectively taken down after Amazon Web Services suspended its account on Monday. Other posts and the RT report suggested that driver’s licenses, which some Parler users uploaded to verify their identities online, were obtained in the alleged data breach. Matze told The Epoch Times via text message the claims Parler was hacked or driver’s licenses were obtained “is untrue.” Such claims are “viral misinformation spread on Twitter,” he remarked via text message on Tuesday. A self-described hacker, “donk_enby,” said they obtained the data including posts, videos, pictures, and metadata. …

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