In an interview with NPR, Matze claimed that there was a dispute with Mercer over just how far Parler would take its openness to free speech. He said that if the company wanted to succeed, Parler would have crack down on domestic terrorists and any groups that incite violence, including the Trump-supporting conspiracy theory QAnon.
“I got silence as a result,” Matze said. Matze said that after the attack on the Capitol, he felt that the site had to step up its content-policing efforts.
“To me, it was a clear indication of what could have happen if we didn’t change the ways were being done,” he said. Parler did not return a request for comment. Attempts to reach Mercer for comment were not successful.
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Ousted Parler CEO Says He Wanted a Moderation Policy, But Rebekah Mercer Vetoed Him: ‘I Got Silenced’ https://t.co/8w2fE1Oks8
— Mediaite (@Mediaite) February 4, 2021
Parler’s CEO says before he was fired there was a dispute over how far the platform would take it openness to free speech.
If the company was to succeed, he argued, it would have to crack down on domestic terrorists.
“I got silence as a result,” he said.https://t.co/Z9olRed62q
— NPR (@NPR) February 4, 2021