Parler CEO: Twitter alternative offers platform for ‘realistic discussion’
Parler CEO John Matze on offering a Twitter app alternative which allows users to express free speech and engage in discussions without censorship.
Major social media companies will not "admit" they are behaving as publishers through their censorship policies, Parler CEO John Matze Jr. said on Tuesday.
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"I think they are censoring," Matze told "Mornings with Maria." "I don't think they believe they are. I don't know that they would admit they are, but it is pretty clear that they're behaving like publications. … They're telling you they're an open community forum for people behaving like publications, choosing what gets to reach its audience, what doesn't."
Parler, an alternative social media network, has seen an influx of new users after President Trump signed an executive order in May that could remove some of social media company's liability protections if they engage in "selective censorship" harmful to national discourse.
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Companies like Twitter and Facebook have flourished because of Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act. Section 230 states that "No provider or user of an interactive computer service shall be treated as the publisher or speaker of any information provided by another information content provider."