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Parler CEO Matze Expects to be Down ‘Longer Than Expected’ After Amazon, Google, Apple Scare ‘Other Vendors’

Parler is likely to be down “longer than expected” due to vendors following the cue sent by Amazon, Google, and Apple, CEO John Matze said Monday.

“We will likely be down longer than expected,” Matze wrote in a statement. “This is not due to software restrictions — we have our software and everyone’s data ready to go. Rather it’s that Amazon’s, Google’s, and Apple’s statements to the press about dropping our access has caused most of our other vendors to drop their support for us as well.”

“Most people with enough servers to host us have shut their doors to us,” he added. “We will update everyone and update the press when we are back online.”

Matze had previously expressed hope that his company would be back in business by the end of the week.

Amazon, which Parler had used for hosting services, announced Saturday it would drop the website as a client before the end of the weekend. That decision came after Friday announcements by Apple and Google that those companies would evict Parler from their App stores if it failed to develop a plan for moderating user content, a request that Matze refused to accommodate.

The platform, which casts itself as a haven for social media users seeking free speech, has been under fire after Wednesday’s uprising at the Capitol for allegedly allowing users to threaten violence, most prominently from Georgia attorney Lin Wood, who has used the site to suggest an attack on Vice President Mike Pence.

“Every vendor, from text message services to email providers to our lawyers, all ditched us too, on the same day,” Matze said in a Sunday interview on Fox News. “We’re going to try our best to get back online as quickly as possible, but we’re having a lot of trouble because every vendor we talk to says they won’t work with us. Because if Apple doesn’t approve and Google doesn’t approve, then they won’t.”The post Parler CEO Matze Expects to be Down ‘Longer Than Expected’ After Amazon, Google, Apple Scare ‘Other Vendors’ first appeared on Mediaite.

Amazon Falsely Claims To Be On A Path To Run 100% Green By 2025

Founder, CEO, and president of Amazon, Jeff Bezos

Founder, CEO, and president of Amazon, Jeff Bezos recently made claims that Amazon would pledge $2 billion on a green energy climate change fund. But Jeff Bezos pledge was never intended to include product returns. The Climate Pledge was founded on September 19, 2019, by Amazon, Global Optimism, Verizon, Reckitt Benckiser, and Infosys. Their goal is to be net zero by 2040, almost ten year ahead of the Paris Agreements target.

Jeff Bezos claims Amazon will be net zero by 2025, five years ahead of their original schedule are false, they lack a serious and fundamental part of doing business online or in stores. Product returns.

Amazon is singlehandedly responsible for billions of tons of product returns being sent to landfills around the world. Amazon’s cost basis analysis of a perfectly good product being returned, refurnished and restocked shows less dollars would be lost by simply throwing them out in the trash. In fact, there is a whopping 5 billion tons in products said to be sent to landfills by all of the major retailers combined each year.

Want proof. In a recent CBC/Radio-Canada investigation, they bought multiple products from Amazon, then returned them with tracking chips inside each of them. Each item was tracked to multiple locations, in some cases back and forth to the same locations, before they eventually ended up in a product recycling center based on the type of material being thrown out.

Video by CBC/Radio-Canada (Marketplace), YouTube.com, October 9, 2020

Millions of miles are logged each year by non-Amazon employees in order to get your returns to the landfill they belong in. Miles that Amazon knows about, and that are intentionally not included in Amazon’s Climate Pledge. Those miles exceed the number of miles involved in the delivery process of a product, to your doorstep, by 5:1. So, the answer is yes, Amazon has made false claims that it’s ahead of schedule for being 100% renewable by 2025. They Simple can’t, and undoubtedly will never be able to. Just think about it. Think about the number of miles involved in returning an item you simply didn’t like, so you returned it for a full refund. All the while you’re thinking it’s going back to be inspected, refurbished, and returned to the shelves for resale, but it’s not.

So, my question to you is: If you knew your perfectly good return would end up in a landfill, would you have returned it anyway? Or, would you do something else, like stop doing business with Amazon altogether? I know what I did, and I want to to what you would do?

Watch the video and let me know your thoughts in the comments section, or on Parler.com at @TheOnlyRockBreath, and don’t forget to hit subscribe.

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