John Matze Biography
John Matze (John Matze Jr.) is the CEO and Co-Founder of Parler, a social media app. Parler was founded by John Matze Jr. and Jared Thomson in 2018. Both studied computer science at the University of Denver.
Before founding Parler, Matze was a Software Manager and iOS Developer at CarePICS in Las Vegas, Nevada from Aug 2015 – Jan 2018. CarePICS is a virtual healthcare platform specializing in patient visits, clinical reporting, and medical supply ordering.
Prior to joining CarePICS, he was a Software Engineer at Amazon Web Services (AWS) in Seattle, Washington from Apr 2017 – Jun 2017. He worked Part-time as the Lead iOS Developer at BridgeSTOR in Las Vegas, Nevada from Mar 2015 – Jun 2017. He also worked as a Software Engineer at General Atomics in Poway, California from Jun 2014 – Mar 2015 and as a Junior Web Developer at Alere Inc in San Diego, California from Jun 2012 – Sep 2013, according to his LinkedIn profile.
Matze graduated from the University of Denver in 2014 with a degree in Computer Science. He graduated from Poway High School in 2011.
Amazon’s cloud-computing unit, Amazon Web Services (AWS), notified Parler on Saturday, January 9, that it will no longer provide cloud services to the company beginning on Sunday at 11:59 p.m. PT, according to an email obtained by CNBC. Amazon Web Services’ Trust and Safety team sent the following letter to Parler’s Chief Policy Officer Amy Peikoff:
“Thank you for speaking with us earlier today.
“As we discussed on the phone yesterday and this morning, we remain troubled by the repeated violations of our terms of service. Over the past several weeks, we’ve reported 98 examples to Parler of posts that clearly encourage and incite violence. Here are a few examples below from the ones we’ve sent previously: [See images above.]
“Recently, we’ve seen a steady increase in this violent content on your website, all of which violates our terms. It’s clear that Parler does not have an effective process to comply with the AWS terms of service. It also seems that Parler is still trying to determine its position on content moderation. You remove some violent content when contacted by us or others, but not always with urgency. Your CEO recently stated publicly that he doesn’t “feel responsible for any of this, and neither should the platform.” This morning, you shared that you have a plan to more proactively moderate violent content, but plan to do so manually with volunteers. It’s our view that this nascent plan to use volunteers to promptly identify and remove dangerous content will not work in light of the rapidly growing number of violent posts. This is further demonstrated by the fact that you still have not taken down much of the content that we’ve sent you. Given the unfortunate events that transpired this past week in Washington, D.C., there is serious risk that this type of content will further incite violence.
“AWS provides technology and services to customers across the political spectrum, and we continue to respect Parler’s right to determine for itself what content it will allow on its site. However, we cannot provide services to a customer that is unable to effectively identify and remove content that encourages or incites violence against others. Because Parler cannot comply with our terms of service and poses a very real risk to public safety, we plan to suspend Parler’s account effective Sunday, January 10th, at 11:59PM PST. We will ensure that all of your data is preserved for you to migrate to your own servers, and will work with you as best as we can to help your migration.”
Amazon employees had publicly called for an AWS ban of Parler, and a Change.org petition calling for the same thing amassed thousands of signatures. Multiple employees had also filed internal complaints to AWS management citing hate speech on the social network, according to BuzzFeed.
John Matze Age
John Matze Jr. was born in 1993, in Poway, California, United States.
John Matze Wife
John Matze is married to his wife Alina Mukhutdinova. She is from Kazan, Russia. According to a Twitter thread by Co-curator, host TEDxMidAtlantic, Network analyst, and disinformation specialist Dave Troy, John Matze met his wife, Alina Mukhutdinova, on May 15, 2016, in Las Vegas. She was on a two-week road trip vacation across the United States with a friend. The couple got married on December 2, 2017, in Kazan, Tatarstan, Russia.
John Matze Net Worth
John Matze’s net worth is estimated to be $10 million.