Parler may not recover from being banned by Amazon and a number of other tech companies, CEO John Matze told Reuters in an interview on Wednesday.
“I’m an optimist,”; he said in a conversation, “it could take days, maybe weeks. But the parlor will come back and when we do we will become stronger. ”
But on another point in the conversation, he acknowledged that “Maybe there’s no way, we don’t know yet”
Over the weekend, Google and Apple both removed Parler from their app stores. Soon after, Amazon fired Parler from Amazon Web Services, which hosts websites and not just Amazon. An interview on Sunday for Fox News, Parler has been offline since.
Tech companies are concerned as Parler has become a gathering place for right-wing extremists who planned a devastating attack last week against the US Capitol, Amazon said for months to warn Parler of violent content. Which are hosted on the site, for example content that calls for “The rape, torture and assassination of government officials and private citizens”
After Amazon booted Parler out of AWS, Parler sued Amazon.Parler claimed the removal was part of an anti-competition plan to support Twitter’s dominance, but as Amazon pointed out in response, Amazon didn’t host a feed. Of Twitter, and neither company has communicated about Parler.
With a wide variety of services at a simultaneous Parler disposal, it may take some time for Parler engineers to rebuild the service using a different provider. Even if they can handle it But it’s also likely to be banned by Apple and Google as they don’t have an easy way to distribute mobile apps to users.