Parler could stay offline for good

Parler, the self-proclaimed alternative to Twitter, could be cut off permanently, its chief executive John Matze told Reuters on Wednesday.

Parler is currently in the process of suing Amazon Web Services (AWS) over its decision to suspend the social media platform.

The tech giant, which up until Sunday supported the microblogging website with its cloud computing service, suspended the account after it found posts encouraging violence.

At the weekend Parler’s chief executive John Matze told Fox News that every vendor from text message services to email providers to lawyers had “ditched” the site.

In an interview with Reuters on Wednesday Matze said he did not know when or if the social media platform will return.

“It could be never,” he said. “We don’t know yet.”

After Reuters published the story, Matze added: “I am an optimist. It may take days, it may take weeks but Parler will return and when we do we will be stronger.”

The Parler CEO told Reuters that the company was in talks with more than one cloud computing service, refusing to disclose any names.

But Matze said that the best thing would be if Parler could get back onto Amazon Web Services (AWS.)

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