Parler CEO: ‘No Indication’ Big Tech shutdown threats were ‘deadly serious’ until the last minute

Big tech giants Amazon, Apple and Google gave no indication to upstart social media platform Parler until their threats of pulling the plug at the last moment were “deadly serious,” an interview by Parler CEO John Mattez In “Life, Liberty and Levine” aired Sunday night.

The weekend following the January 6 deadly riots in the US Capitol, the parlor was removed from the Google Play and Apple App Stores. Shortly thereafter, Amazon Web Services disconnected Parlar from its server after giving just 24 hours notice.

“It’s very interesting that all of them, on the exact same day, without first hinting, they never indicated to us that there was any serious or physical problem with our app,” Matt told host Mark Levine. “But on the same day, you know, all on the same day, they send us these very dangerous notices.

“So we said, ‘Okay, let’s say this. Let’s see what you know, let’s see what Google said. Oh, they never actually emailed us and we have no way to contact them. Is, “he said. “Okay, so Google is out. Apple … we called our representative, and they basically turned it down and gave no indication that it was deadly serious, notwithstanding … their email was very serious.

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“And Amazon, as always, [was] Basically saying, ‘Oh, I never saw a physical problem. there is no problem. ‘You know, they played it very ruthlessly. And so we still, you know, on the 8th and 9th dates, you know, we had no real indication that it was, you know, deadly serious. “

According to Mattez, Parler was the fastest growing social media platform in the first days of 2021.

In the last few days before we got the ax from Amazon Web Services, we created about one million new accounts that day, “he said.” We were number one on the App Store. We were above Facebook, we were above TickTalk, we were above YouTube, above Instagram, above every app on the App Store in the United States. We were number one before getting the ax. “

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What’s more, the CEO said, Parler’s business model was proven to work.

“You know, our ads were not intrusive. We were not using the data to predict people or use people’s data,” Mattez said. “We were presenting ads in a very good way, which I like to describe in a human way so that we can do what I think is best for ads, which is respecting people’s privacy . We were generating huge amounts of revenue from organic small businesses and helping them. And so we have proved our model. We have proved our growth in the market. “

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