Parler Admits They are Beholden to Bezos, Needing Amazon’s Servers to Operate Their Social Media Platform
The conservative social media platform, Parler, is already on its last legs, as the platform’s developers relied upon Big Tech to provide their infrastructure.
Parler CEO John Matze had claimed that there were a bunch of competitors vying to host the social media site. However, the notion of a free market is laughable with a handful of far-left tech monopolies dominating the world, and he was forced to admit the awful truth in a Fox News interview.
“They all work together to make sure at the same time we would lose access to not only our apps, but they are actually shutting all of our servers off tonight, off the internet,” Matze explained.
“They made an attempt to not only kill the apps, but also destroy the entire company… Every vendor from text message services to email providers to lawyers all ditched us too on the same day,” he added.
Matze said that Parler is pretty much doomed because of the Orwellian super-structure that has been put into place to destroy all potential competition.
“We’re going to try our best, ya know, to get back online as quickly as possible but we’re having a lot of trouble because every vendor we talk to won’t work with us because if Apple doesn’t approve and Google doesn’t approve, they won’t,” he said.
“Amazon is the largest cloud storage vendor in the world, and we use them to host our servers. Hundreds of them. Hundreds of servers. And they gave us basically, they said, you have 24 hours to get all of your data and find new servers. So, where are you going to find 300 to 500 servers in a 24-hour window, and how can you send all of the data from everybody out to them in a 24-hour period? It’s an impossible feat,” Matze explained.
Matze’s interview on Fox News can be seen here:
While Parler foolishly relied on Big Tech to be the backbone of their entire operation, other social media providers, such as Gab, understood the problem way in advance and developed sustainable infrastructure while Parler was busy courting e-celebs.
“After over four years of work building a digital Noah’s Ark to defend free speech online, Gab is finally hitting its stride and we are well on our way to becoming a new media giant that empowers all voices to speak freely and experience the free flow of information,” said Andrew Torba, the founder of Gab.
Right now, Torba is making the pitch for President Donald Trump to join Gab, believing his is the only platform ready to sustain a figure as important and controversial as 45.
“This is a coup on our country by foreigner-run Big Tech companies,” Torba said. “It must not stand. Something must be done and at Gab we are building solutions. The government has done nothing and will do nothing. No one is coming to save us. We must save ourselves.”
“Our task is not an easy one, but neither was the task of our Founding Fathers. We must fight to defend free speech on the internet now more than ever,” Torba added. “Our country, and indeed the world, depends on it. Our children are counting on us to rise to the occasion and defend freedom just as so many have done before us.”
Gab may emerge as the top alternative to Silicon Valley tyranny. Upstart competitors should learn from Parler’s example and not rely on Big Tech to provide crucial services when trying to upend Big Tech’s stranglehold on the marketplace.