After the attack on the U.S. Capitol last week, a large number of U.S. Internet service providers severed ties with Parler.
Mats said he didn’t know when Parler could go back online, or even if it could go back. He said: “It may never be back online. We don’t know.”
Parler, launched two years ago, said in its former regulatory filings that it had more than 12 million users.
Mats said that Parler was negotiating with more than one cloud computing service company, but declined to disclose them, on the grounds to avoid harassment. He said that it would be best if Parler could return to the Amazon.
Parler filed a lawsuit against Amazon on Monday, but the latter said the lawsuit was worthless. Last weekend, Amazon cut off Parler’s servers because the platform favored by supporters of US President Donald Trump did not effectively censor violent content. In addition, Apple and Alphabet’s Google company also kicked Parler out of their app stores.
“It is difficult to count how many people say they’ll no longer do business with us.” Mats said. He said that the company was considering prosecuting some other service providers, but declined to disclose more information.