The CEO of the conservative-friendly social media alternative Parler said that all of its vendors have abandoned the company after it faced recent bans from Google, Apple, and Amazon.
“Every vendor, from text message services to email providers to our lawyers, all ditched us too, on the same day,” Parler CEO John Matze cited in an interview with Fox News on Sunday.
Google banned Parler on Friday, Apple removed Parler on Saturday, and Amazon has informed Parler it will be kicked from the company’s web hosting services Sunday evening. Each company cited threats of violence posted on Parler in their reasons for removing the app. Activist group Sleeping Giants shared screenshots from the app that depicted users calling for violence against Mike Pence and threatening further activity at the Capitol on January 19th.
On Saturday night, Matze said in a post that the service “will be unavailable on the internet for up to a week as we rebuild from scratch” and “we have many competing for our business.”
In a interview on Sunday’s, Matze said that they were having difficulties finding a new vendor to work with. “We’re going to try our best to get back online as quickly as possible, but we’re having a lot of trouble because every vendor we talk to says they won’t work with us. Because if Apple doesn’t approve and Google doesn’t approve, then they won’t.”