During Fox News’ “Sunday Morning Futures” with host Maria Bartiromo on January 10, 2021, Parler’s CEO Mark Matze called the moves by Google, Amazon and Apple to remove his app and access to his servers as devastating. He says the move to destroy his company was so severe that every vendor and his email provider dumped him on the same day.
Nunes Calls Actions by Big Tech Racketeering
During the same show, Representative Devin Nunes of California called on the U.S. Department of Justice to open a racketeering investigation against Google, Facebook and Amazon.
He strongly feels that the Big Tech companies have violated antitrust statutes, committed civil rights violations and broke the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations law when they took steps to stop conservatives and Republicans from having platforms on which they could freely express their opinions.
Eliminated Any Way for Conservatives to Communicate
Nunes says that it goes much deeper than destroying what was probably a $1 million company. Instead, it hurt right-leaning Americans, like himself. He says that over eight months, he created a page followed by more than 3 million people, but that is now gone.
Nunes says that when he went to the site initially, he went there because they promised not to manipulate the things he posted online. He continues that he did not know if it was going to be a right- or left-leaning site in the beginning.
Nunes Stresses Parler’s Safety
Nunes was also quick to point out that there was an enhanced level of security with Parler. Unlike Facebook, which never bothered to check users’ identities, every user who created a Parler account had to prove their identity. Therefore, it would be straightforward for the FBI and other law enforcement agencies to follow up on these individuals if something occurred.