Parler CEO John Matze fired by company’s board

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Parler CEO John Matze has been fired as the conservative social media network remains offline since being booted from Amazon servers, according to a report. “On January 29, 2021, the Parler board controlled by Rebekah Mercer decided to immediately terminate my position as CEO of Parler,” Matze wrote in a memo to workers obtained by Fox Business. “I did not participate in this decision,” Matze wrote. Amazon cut off Parler’s server access following the Jan. 6 Capitol riot due to claims the firm was lax in regulating threats posted its users ahead of the violence. Matze had expressed confidence Parler would be back online by the end of January, but sources told Fox Business the relaunch was delayed due to rebranding efforts and internal changes.