Parler has gone from making one of the most iconic comebacks in social media history, after getting kicked off its servers in Amazon Web Services (AWS), to having its CEO John Matze fired by its board. Now, Matze says that they are now under serious threats, and it includes his family, after getting kicked off Parler as the CEO of the social network.
The massive popularity and rise of Parler were short-lived and immediately fell to ruins for only several months, after the initial boycott of Facebook and Twitter because of its censorship and bans. Since then, Parler was considered as one of the "free internet" allowing people to discuss any topics in different forums, groups, and the news feed of the website.
Parler has enjoyed being the top choice of a massive population of America, being number one in the Google Play Store and Apple App Store towards the end of 2020 and during the start of 2021. However, Apple and Amazon moved against Parler and its services, initially being taken off the App Store, and following its removal from Amazon Web Services.
Parler CEO John Matze Fired by Board's Rebekah Mercer
Parler almost made a comeback after an announcement in the middle of January, with the "Hello world, is this thing on?" and announcement that detailed it has been picked up by Epik, a hosting platform with ties to 4chan. However, that too was discontinued because of the recent termination of its founder and CEO, John Matze.
According to Reuters, John Matze has sent a text message that confirms his termination from Parler as the CEO, as directed by the board, who is led by Rebekah Mercer. Former CEO John Matze was fired from his position and designation as the top executive by the company last January 29, 2021, and he has already relayed this news to the social media's staff.
Moreover, Matze said that he was not informed of this decision when it was under deliberation, and claimed that he was kept in the dark, as he did not "participate in the decision" that was carried out by its board. Moreover, John Matze and Parler's board has not revealed the reason Matze was stripped of his position as the CEO, as both parties remain silent.
Parler Termination: John Matze and Family Receive Serious Threats
According to FOX News's Interview with John Matze, the former Parler CEO has revealed that he and his family, along with several members of the staff working with the social media has received serious threats and harassments. Now, the CEO and his family went into hiding because of these death threats, and several invasive violations against them.
John Matze gained his notorious status, along with Parler, after the alleged Capitol riot that was orchestrated within the "free speech" social media platform. This was also the reason why Parler was kicked off from AWS, Apple App Store, and Alphabet's Google.
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Written by Isaiah Alonzo