Parler CEO John Matze was the guest on Breitbart News Sunday’s program on SiriusXM, and he had a lot to say about the growth of the company.
The following is from Breitbart:
Parler was the “number one [app] for news” across mobile platforms in recent days, Matze said. “We’ve seen an influx of probably almost a million users in week and a half to two weeks.”
Parler added “a couple hundred thousand people overnight” after Twitter’s recent banning of British conservative commentator Katie Hopkins, said Matze. Twitter banned Hopkins for “hateful conduct.” The company also banned Carpe Donktum,” a meme maker who mocks the left.
Matze considered, “It looks like a lot of people are using their Twitter handles and Twitter accounts to drive people to Parler because of their frustration with the censorship on that platform.”
“We started to come up with an unbiased algorithm for media publications who [were] losing their revenue due to referral traffic loss,” Matze recalled. “Every time Facebook would change their algorithm, some media outlets would come out on top and others would see complete swings in their revenue due to the [loss of] referral traffic. So from there we kind of developed this idea of really building [an] unbiased social media as a whole.”
Matze continued, “The idea is there’s no biased algorithms. There’s no political censorship of any kind, and we don’t share, sell, or trade user data, and so the concept is pretty simple. We use a lot of we use Supreme Court cases, the FCC and other legal bases for our terms of service and community guidelines to be unbiased. That’s very simple, and yet it seems to be forgotten today as all of these tech companies are starting to behave — and they are behaving — as publications rather than town squares.”
“We’ve seen a huge influx of actually an Antifa group that’s been trying to get [on] the platform in bulk,” said Matze. “It’s been very interesting to watch that develop. They’ve created their own fake network of fake Trump supporters that are all engaging with each other and trying to trick Trump supporters into thinking they’re real people and then catching them in these nasty situations.”
Pollak asked, “How do you know they’re Antifa?”
Matze explained, “They keep throwing this flag. It’s like this gold and black flag with a picture of this dummy face and they call themselves, ‘the Manny.’ They’re all over the place in the dark corners of Parler.”
Know Your Meme recently identified “The Manny Will Not Be Televised” as a meme used in support of the Black Lives Matter campaign:
You can listen to the full broadcast below: