Parler's CEO says the app may shut down permanently after getting booted from Amazon Web Services

John Matze, CEO of Parler. Fox News
John Matze, CEO of Parler, said the app could never go online again, Reuters reported.
The social media site went offline after Amazon Parler booted from its web hosting service.
"It could never be," Matze told Reuters when asked when the app would return. "We do not know yet."
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John Matze, who founded the app in 2018, told Reuters he wasn't sure the app would return after Amazon removed Parler from its web hosting service. Amazon removed Parler for violating its Terms of Service, which prohibits content that "encourages or incites violence against others."
"It could never be," Matze told Reuters when asked when the app would return. "We do not know yet."
The Conservatives urged their supporters to join Parler after Twitter permanently banned President Donald Trump's account for violating his civic integrity policies following a violent pro-Trump mob that stormed the U.S. Capitol. Parler jumped to # 1 in the App Store before Apple and Google removed the app from their stores.
Read more: EXCLUSIVE: Parler is a Microsoft Office 365 user and Microsoft employees are discussing the ethics of having the far-right social app as a customer
Parler sued Amazon for removing the service, claiming the decision was politically motivated and anti-competitive because Twitter stayed with AWS. Amazon was quick to respond to the lawsuit, citing more than 100 examples of violent content that violated the company's Terms of Service.
The social media company registered its domain name with Epik, a company known for hosting other social networks used by right-wing extremists, days after it was booted from Amazon. Epik said in a Jan. 11 statement there had been "no contact or discussion" with Parler about using the service.
Matze told Reuters he had conversations with more than one cloud computing service to discuss hosting Parler. He told The Blaze, a right-wing outlet founded by Glenn Beck, that several providers had withdrawn from hosting the app "at the last second" and that Parlers had built up "their own infrastructure" to bring it back online.
Matze did not name any specific services that Parler declined to host.
"It's hard to keep track of how many people tell us that we can no longer do business with them," Matze told Reuters.
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