Parler CEO Admits He Was Fired Because He Wanted To Censor QAnon

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A few days ago we reported that Parler CEO John Matze had been fired.

Parler CEO Has Been Fired

At the time of the announcement, I didn’t really know what to make of it. I was nervous that this meant Parler would be caving on their Free Speech promise.

Then shortly after the news broke Dan Bongino released a video giving more insight.

Parler Investor Dan Bongino Explains The Firing Of Parler CEO

Now, after he released his video I believed Bongino. I simply trust Dan Bongino more than I trusted Matze.

We now know that was the right move.

Former Parler CEO John Matze is now admitting he was fired because he wanted to ban “white supremacists, domestic terrorists, and followers of the QAnon pro-Trump conspiracy movement”.

From Variety:

The chief executive of Parler said he was fired by the board of directors of the “free speech” social-media company — whose app was kicked off the internet for hosting violent content after the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol — after he advocated for stricter moderation policies.

Former Parler CEO John Matze said he was terminated Jan. 29 by the board, which he said is “controlled by Rebekah Mercer,” the GOP donor who is among Parler’s investors. The news was first reported by Fox Business.

Matze, who once briefly worked for Amazon’s AWS division as a software developer before joining Parler in early 2018, said in a New York Times interview that he had told Mercer that for Parler to get back online the company needed to consider banning white supremacists, domestic terrorists and followers of the QAnon pro-Trump conspiracy movement. “I got dead silence as a response, and I took that dead silence as disagreement,” he told the Times.

Now, understand the vagueness of what Matze wanted to be banned.

White Supremacist and Domestic Terrorist are words Democrats use to describe the most moderate Republicans.
Parler already would ban things that are against the law. So, this idea that “domestic terrorists” would be using it to plan things is simply a joke.
Then, of course, he talks about QAnon. I was never a believer in QAnon. I have never published anything from QAnon. However, I support QAnon’s right to exist. The idea they should not be allowed on the platform is ridiculous. Censoring Q does nothing to stop people from believing in it.
I don’t understand why this is such a complicated issue.
My view is that whatever is protected speech by the First Amendment should be protected and not banned by these Social Media companies. Whatever isn’t protected should be banned.
Luckily, we now know Parler is going to be back and likely stronger than ever.

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