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Parler CEO says he was fired by top Republican donor Rebekah Mercer

Parler’s CEO and founder says he was  fired from the social media app by top Republican donor Rebekah Mercer.

The app, which was popular with Donald Trump supporters, was taken offline and effectively shuttered by tech giants in the wake of the Capitol violence on 6 January.

John Matze told his employees in a memo that he had been removed by the company’s board of directors and insisted that he “did not participate in this decision”, reports the Wall Street Journal.

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