John Matze, the CEO of free-speech app Parler, has reportedly fled his home due to death threats. His lawyers blame it on a “vilification” effort by Amazon. The tech giant accused the platform of allowing violent content before they canceled them. Parler was also canceled by Apple, Google, Flurry, Captcha, Tullio, mail providers, etc.
HE WANTS PRIVACY PROTECTION FOR HIS EMPLOYEES
In a court filing on Friday, Parler asked in court for privacy protections for its employees. The filing alleged that employees had been exposed to abuse and a torrent of threats. They say it’s due to Amazon’s much-publicized accusations against the company.
Matze’s declared that “many Parler employees are suffering harassment and hostility, fear for their safety and that of their families, and in some cases have fled their home state to escape persecution.”
The Parler CEO recently admitted that Parlier might be waging a losing battle in its bid to go back online. According to the filing, he had to flee his home, fearing for his and his family’s well-being.
Matze said there were invasive personal security breaches at his home.
Is this America? Where a free speech advocate has to go into hiding???
Citing “the highly charged nature of this public and polarizing dispute” with Amazon, Parler asked the court to seal employees’ personal information, the firm’s correspondence with Amazon, as well as a “screenshot of a tweet from Ashli Babbitt’s account.”
On Monday, Matze told Fox News’ Tucker Carlson that he was afraid to go home due to the avalanche of threats he has been bombarded with following the events of January 6 and after Amazon argued that his company failed to curb hate speech on the platform.