Now that the social media platform Parler has gone dark after Amazon, Apple and other service providers cut them off for their failure to prohibit violent speech, the site’s CEO John Matze says it may never return.
“It could be never,” Matze told Reuters. “We don’t know yet.”
Matze later told Reuters after they published the article that he is optimistic the site will find a home somewhere.
“I am an optimist. It may take days, it may take weeks but Parler will return and when we do we will be stronger,” he added.
Though Matze claimed that Amazon shut Parler out overnight and without warning, Amazon claims the site already had a tumultuous relationship with the company going back to summer.
Amazon cut off the social media platform, which styles itself as a “free-speech” space and is favored by supporters of U.S. President Donald Trump, from its servers this weekend for failing to effectively moderate violent content.