Speak, a social media platform favored by some supporters of US President Donald Trump, may never get back online, according to its CEO John Matze.
After Amazon shut down Speaking following the Jan.6 riot by Trump supporters on Capitol Hill, Mr. Matze said in an interview with Reuters that he was unsure whether the app, which no longer matters of 12 million users, would one day be brought back online.
“It could never be,” he said.
Parler filed a lawsuit against Amazon on January 11, accusing it of making the illegal decision to shut it down in favor of Twitter.
Mr. Matze previously described the move as “a coordinated attack by tech giants to kill market competition.”
In its case, Parler argued that Amazon Web Services broke its contract by cutting it. Amazon previously said it warned Speaking Against Ugly and Threatening Language on its site.
Amazon cited articles on Speaking In Vile Language, for example, used to describe former First Lady Michelle Obama, as well as articles such as “the only good Democrat is a dead man.” Kill them all”.
Parler defended the slurs against Obama as hateful but covered by the US Constitution. The threat, said the respondent, “has been forwarded to our regulatory contact for investigation.”
In its Wednesday (U.S. Time) filing, Parler said it deleted most of the problematic messages.
A second exhibit showed messages from Parler that threatened specific acts of violence against people, some of whom are named while others are described as “liberals” or black, gay, Jewish or transgender.
“We explained that given the events at the United States Capitol and the threats regarding the upcoming opening, we were really concerned that this content would lead to more violence,” said an unnamed Amazon executive in a commentary. press release attached to exhibits, referring to Mr. Biden. inauguration on January 20.