'It Is Unprecedented And Absolutely Disgusting': Parler CEO Hits Out At Big Tech Over Coordinated CensorshipSource: Fortune

Parler CEO John Marze has hit out at the Bug Tech firms like Apple, Google and Amazon by terming their censorship of his platform as "unprecedented and absolutely disgusting".

"What they are doing is unprecedented, unfounded and absolutely disgusting. Shameful.", Marze wrote in a Parler post.

Parler has been increasingly becoming a popular platform for conservatives on the internet and is expected to go offline until it finds a new web host.

Matze claimed that his website is the closest competition that giants like Facebook and Twitter have dealt with in the last few years. He alleged that Amazon, Google and Apple are working together to ensure that they do not face any competition from the 2018-launched microblogging service.

“Sunday (tomorrow) at midnight Amazon will be shutting off all of our servers in an attempt to completely remove free speech off the internet. There is the possibility Parler will be unavailable on the internet for up to a week as we rebuild from scratch. We prepared for events like this by never relying on amazons proprietary infrastructure and building bare metal products,” Matze wrote.

He further stated, “We will try our best to move to a new provider right now as we have many competing for our business, however Amazon, Google and Apple purposefully did this as a coordinated effort knowing our options would be limited and knowing this would inflict the most damage right as President Trump was banned from the tech companies.”

AWS alleged that there had been a steady increase in violent content on Parler and that it posed a “very real risk” to public security. Matze appealed to all sections of the society and said that the big tech’s actions were “unprecedented, unfounded and absolutely disgusting.”

“This is a battle against all of us. Liberals, conservatives, atheists, Christians, black, white, etc. They want to keep their monopoly over speech. They want us fighting. They don’t want us working together. They don’t want us working with each other, they want us hating one another,” Matze wrote in his post. He expressed that Parler had become too successful too soon and will continue to fight in the “he war on competition and free speech.”


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