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Parler CEO John Matze Terminated For Recent Platform Lapses

Parler CEO and co-founder, John Matze have been terminated by his company’s board of directors. This happened after his social media platform ‘Parler’, got wiped off from the world wide web. The news got confirmed after a Fox Business report announced that a memo or rather a text message got leaked that was intended for Reuters. Forbye, John’s LinkedIn account showed the end of employment in January 2021.

In a Facebook video, Dan Bongino, an investor and right-wing commentator, confirmed that Parler CEO, Matze had been fired. Bongino said, “The relationship with Parler and the CEO did not work out because the CEO’s vision was not ours.”

Parler was de-platformed as a social network after people saw it playing a considerable role in the US Capitol Riot on January 6th. Google and Apple took down the application from their app stores as they believed that the company was setting violence on fire across the nation. Amazon, on the other hand, axed the company’s AWS website hosting.

ALSO READ: WHAT IS PARLER AND WHY IS IT GETTING SUSPENDED ON APP STORE AND PLAY STORE?

On January 10th, the news spread that via Fox reports that the company’s vendor and its lawyers abandoned Parler CEO John Matze. On February 3, John claimed that he was terminated by a board led by Rebekah Mercer. The Report by The Wall Street Journal mentions the claim made by John stating,

met constant resistance to my product vision, my strong belief in free speech, and my view of how the Parler site should be managed. For example, I advocated for more product stability and what I believe is a more effective approach to content moderation.”

– John Matze, Parler CEO

The termination may have been in consideration with, how the Parler CEO was unable to control what was happening on the social platform, under his nose. Along with all the content moderation issues, there were some privacy issues as well. The privacy issue research remarks that much amount of user’s content was scraped concluding that many of the Parler users were involved in the January 6th Captial Riot. The geotagged locations and videos of the users were converted into interactive maps of the Capitol building attack only to know the truth behind it.

Epik is hosting the Parler website currently. On January 17th, the platform hoped “to welcome all of you back soon.” However, two weeks since, the platform is encountering grieving content about how the company is being treated unjustly, in place of celebrating ‘speech freedom’.

Shreya Verma
Shreya is a content writer. She is interested in taking up new opportunities to develop her writing skills in different genres. Exploring music and scrolling through memes is what she loves to do in her free time.
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