Social network Parler terminates CEO John Matze

Parler CEO John Matze said Wednesday the social networking and microblogging company has dismissed him, as the site has largely gone offline after the January 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol.

Matze confirmed the move in a text message to Reuters saying: "On January 29, 2021, the Parler board controlled by Rebekah Mercer decided to immediately terminate my position as CEO of Parler. I did not participate in this decision."

Parler is a newly-founded American website and mobile application popular among conservatives who regard the platform as an alternative to Twitter, claiming it had over 12 million registered users in January.

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