CEO of Talking with Maria Bartiromo this morning
“Our service has been abandoned by all suppliers and could end our activities”
Parler CEO John Matze said today his social media company was abandoned by virtually all of its business alliances after Amazon, Apple and Google terminated their agreements with the social media service.
“All the text messaging service providers to email providers to our lawyers all left us on the same day,” Matze said today on Fox News. Matze admitted the bans could bankrupt the company while raising free speech concerns, calling it an “assault on everyone.”
“They are all working together to make sure at the same time that we not only lose access to our applications, but they are actually shutting down all of our servers tonight, off the internet,” Matze said. “They tried not only to kill the app, but also to destroy the entire company. And it’s not just these three companies. Every provider, from text messaging to email providers to our lawyers all left us on the same day. “
The remarks come a day after Amazon pulled Talking off its servers, joining Apple and Google. They all cited the potential for spreading violent content on the site, which is favored by conservatives as an alternative to Twitter and Facebook. “They are trying to falsely claim that we are somehow responsible for the events that happened on the 6th,” he said, when the protesters took control of the Capitol.
“It would bankrupt anyone,” he said of the tech bans. “This thing could destroy anyone.”
He added: “We will do our best to get back on line as quickly as possible. But we have a lot of problems because all the vendors we talk to say they won’t work with us. Because if Apple doesn’t approve and Google doesn’t approve, they won’t. “
Other tech companies are calling this attack… Twitter, Facebook, Amazon and everyone else who participated in the illegal attack on free speech must be held fully accountable.
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