Parler CEO John Matze is apparently CEO no more. In a memo to staff sighted by Fox Business, Matze reportedly revealed that he has been unilaterally removed from the position and will be leaving the company.
“On January 29, 2021, the Parler board controlled by Rebekah Mercer decided to immediately terminate my position as CEO of Parler,” Matze wrote. “I did not participate in this decision.” Matze also texted Reuters to confirm his firing.
Mashable has reached out to Parler for comment on the firing.
Co-founded by Matze and Jared Thomson in 2018, Parler was a gathering ground for people who believe conservative views are being censored on other social media platforms. (Spoiler alert: They aren’t.) The platform has been offline since Jan. 15, when Amazon suspended Parler from its web-hosting services for violating its terms of service — a move prompted by the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. Read more…