The CEO of the social network Parler, John Matze, left his home and went into hiding with his family due to death threats and personal data leaks. About this reports Fox News citing legal action filed by Parler's lawyers.
The Parler app has become the most downloaded on the App Store due to the fact that supporters of the outgoing US President Donald Trump began to use the social network as an alternative to Twitter. Twitter has permanently blocked Trump's account due to "risk of incitement to violence." The social network made this decision after his supporters broke into the Capitol and thwarted the approval of the presidential election results. Eventually, however, major tech companies removed Parler from their stores.
The threats against Matze became known from the antitrust lawsuit that Parler filed against Amazon, which suspended the hosting of the social network on its servers. The tech giant responded by saying the claims had "no legal basis" and indicated that its employees faced threats. And the social network stressed that its workers are also threatened, and some of them are forced to move in order to “avoid persecution.”
Matze told Fox News that he became the target of the hacker group UGNazi, which published his passwords and address on the network, and also threatened to come to his house. He noted that he was not sure about when he would return home.
Matze stated that the IT giants staged a "coordinated attack" on Parler to eliminate a competitor in the social media market. Amazon explains the blocking by the fact that Parler "has shown unwillingness and inability to remove content that threatens public safety," CNBC reported. This, according to Amazon, is about calls for "torture or murder" of officials and ordinary citizens.
Protesters are expected to attempt Sunday attacks on government buildings across the United States in support of President Donald Trump's claims that election fraud has robbed him of a second term. Against the backdrop of possible armed provocations, US law enforcement officials are preparing for possible outbreaks of violence.