Parler has gone offline after Amazon made good on its promise to bring down the controversial social media site with its AWS web hosting services. Amazon pulled the plug at 11:59 pm Pacific Time, stating that the parlor was not moderating its contents properly and that the violence called on the site was “a very real risk to public safety”.
Parlor CEO John Mattez announced on his site early Monday that the service would likely be interrupted for a while and called the parlor “the last stand on the Internet”.
“I wanted to send everyone an update to Perler. We will potentially be below expectation, ”Matz wrote early Monday. “This is not due to software restrictions – we have our software and everyone’s data ready to go. Rather it is that most of our vendors have given up their support for us as well, leaving our access to statements from Amazon, Google and Apple. “
A self-described libertarian, Mattez said Sunday that absolutely no one wants to do business with him and that big tech companies like Apple and Amazon are “stifling free speech” by booting the parlor from their platforms.
“Every vendor, from text message services to email providers to our lawyers, all dug us in a single day,” Marje told Maria Bartiromo during a phone interview on Sunday. Fox News.
After being permanently banned on Twitter by President Donald Trump, the parlor shot to the top of the Apple App Store on Saturday, prompting his neo-fascist followers to seek an alternative social media site. Trump made a speech on January 6, sparking a riot in the US Capitol that left five dead, and Twitter said Trump banned Trump to reduce the possibility of the president inducing more violence.
But in the wake of Capler’s attempt to clamp down on extremist calls for violence, Parelar faced new pressure, something that Apple did for 24 hours before pulling off on Sunday.
“Well, as I said, they claim that we were responsible for some kind of, you know, what they call the insurrection on the sixth, you know, we have never allowed violent .. ..We have never given permission. About this stuff on our platform, “said Mattez.
You know, we have not allowed this stuff to be placed on our platform. And we don’t even have a way to coordinate an event on our platform, so they want to somehow make us responsible. “
To be clear, Apple has never blamed Parler for the violence that occurred on 6. January. The company, like dozens of others, had just woken up to the fact that Fascist supporters could allow speeches on their platforms. Legally elected leaders of the US government, such as President-Elect Joe Biden.
Bartiromo entered a strange tangent over Trump’s attempt to legislatively destroy Section 230, something that Matt had previously opposed. But now Matzey says he thinks section 230 should be abolished, a strange situation for someone tasked with moderating a website where he could possibly be held criminally liable without section 230. Can.
Matt also touched on Amazon’s threats to boot Parler on Sunday, complaining that he did not have enough time to find alternative hosting.
“Amazon is the largest cloud storage vendor in the world, and we use them to host our servers, you know, hundreds of them, hundreds of servers. And they gave us … basically they said that you have 24 hours to get all your data and to find new servers, “Mattez told Bartiromo.
“So, you know, where are you going to find 300 to 500 servers in a 24-hour window, and how can you send everyone all the data in a 24-hour period? It’s an impossible feat. You know, we The best handles are to withdraw online as much as possible. But, you know, this… there are some things that are almost basically impossible. “
Now what kind of content will people remember with Parlar Offline? A video that was popular before the site went offline was created by a follower of a QAnon who cut old Trump soundbites together to create a distinctly neo-fascist text.
“January 20 will be remembered as the day people again became the rulers of this nation,” Trump says in the video, with stunning graphics like “the hour has come.”
Oddly, this is a real thing Trump said, but it was from his infamous first inauguration on January 20, 2017. The video ended with a graphic from the United States dated January 20, 2021, and QAnon gave the slogan WWG1WGA, which stands Where We Go One, We GO all
There was also content like this message on Parler, a message from Milano Yiannopoulos, a right troll who was booted from Twitter in 2016 for harassment.
The parlor is partially owned by Fox News personality Dan Bongino, a fact that was never mentioned during Mattez’s interview with Bartiromo on Sunday. The parlor has also taken money from Rebekah Mercer, a very true financier of Trump fundamentalism. Mercer is also the daughter of Robert Mercer, cofounder of Cambridge Analytica.
While Matt’s company is clearly fighting for his life, Peller is also struggling with poor management. As they say, you see that matte is not the brightest bulb. When Matzé described how he was feeling on Sunday, he expressed it well.
“It’s not only horrifying, it’s actually extremely scary,” Matez said.
Correction: This article originally included a typo in QAnon’s slogan. The real slogan is “where we go one, we all go” not “where we go one we all do,” a slogan that sounds a lot more fun if we’re being honest. Gizmodo regrets the error.