Parler CEO John Matze said his controversial social media platform may not be back online after a major carrier allegedly failed to deliver police violent content and boot from the network.
Matze said in an interview with Reuters on Wednesday that he did not know when or when the fledgling outfit would return.
“It is not possible. We don’t know yet, ”he said, but it later sounded more optimistic.
“It could take days, it could take weeks. But Parlor will be back and when we do we will be stronger, ”Parler told the news agency.
On Tuesday, the CEO made efforts to silence his app as “sick” and “evil”, saying parlor technology company̵7;s actions contrary to the spirit of the constitution.
“I think it’s uncomfortable,” Matze told Fox News. “That’s not what the Constitution says. That is not what the constitutional rules prohibit 10 plus million US voters from the internet, barring people from speaking freely. ”
Parler users were unable to access the Twitter-like platform as Amazon Web Services booted the site from the server early Monday.
Apple and Google also pulled Parler from its app store last week over allegations the company failed to remove the violent threats it users posted.
The two-year-old company, which was under scrutiny in the aftermath of last week’s riots at the U.S. government agency, filed a lawsuit accusing Amazon Web Services of violating its contract and violating antitrust laws in its decision to stop. Host the site.
In response, AWS said it had warned Parler multiple times about its users’ harsh posts and that the company failed to promptly remove it.
In an interview with Reuters, Matze said Parler was in talks with more than one cloud computing service. But it declined to be named, citing the possibility that the companies involved would be threatened.
He said the best results would be if the app could return to Amazon.com Inc.
“It’s hard to keep track of how many people tell us we can’t do business with them any longer,” Matze said.
He said the app was kicked from online payment service Stripe and lost its Scylla Enterprise database as well as access to Twilio and workplace messaging app Slack.
He also said it was booted by American Express, but the company said it had no direct commercial relationship with Parler, according to Reuters.
ScyllaDB and Twilio told the outlet that Parler violated their policies on violent content.Slack and Stripe did not immediately respond to a Reuters request for comment.