Social networking service, Parler app, is set to have its possible comeback on Monday, Feb. 8. This was reportedly announced by app’s co-owner Dan Bongino.
Is it true?
Parler’s coming back?
Fox News had a chance to conduct an interview with one of the owner of the controversial app Parler, Dan Bongino.
He was first asked by Fox News’ ‘Hannity’ on Thursday about the reason behind Parler CEO’s removal from the company.
Suddenly, Bongino mentioned something about the possible return of Parler app on the market.
Interestingly, according to him, Parler will soon start its operation again on Monday, next week. Though the app hasn’t yet confirmed this update, Bongino still hopes that the app will have its go signal for the said date.
“We’re shooting for Monday,” said Bongino, who is also a Fox News contributor. “Monday looks good. Fingers crossed.”
Parler CEO fired from position
Before Bongino announced the possible return of the app, Parler CEO John Matze was reportedly fired from his position in the company.
However, after a couple of hours, Matze said that he wasn’t fired, but he resigned from his position.
According to him, he had a fight with Rebekah Mercer, who controls Parler’s board, about freedom of speech of the app.
Matze said that he suggested to board that the app must be more responsible and strict on allowing far-right posts on the app.
Anything that could ignite violence, or propaganda should be removed immediately. However, the board reportedly did not listen to Matze—resulting to his removal.
“To me, it was a clear indication of what could have happen if we didn’t change the ways were being done,” he said.
On the other hand, Bongino said his version of the story saying, “I have no personal gripe against John, the CEO, at all, I want to be crystal clear but John decided to make this public, not us. We were handling it like gentlemen.”
“”The relationship with Parler and the CEO did not work out because the CEO’s vision was not ours,” Bongino added later in the video. “Everybody clear on that? Our vision was crystal clear. We needed to get up and fight back, some terrible decisions were made in the past, that led us to getting put down by Amazon and others.”
Looking back at Parler controversy
Parler, found in 2018, is one of the most controversial far-right, claimed as “free-speech driven” platform.
It had about 10.8 million downloads around the world, before it was totally removed from any app stores.
This app was already full of controversies in the past, but on Jan. 6—also called as the ‘Capitol Riot’— a lot of companies pull back from this app after it was used as a platform by Trump supporters to illegally barge inside the government office.
Along with Parler, Facebook was also used by rioters to complete their plan on entering and damaging the government property.
Until now, the history of the Capitol Riot still stayed amongst most Americans.
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