The letter cites reports that Talking users made violent threats in the days leading up to January 6. She also raises questions about “the funding of Parler and its ties to Russia,” noting that “posters on Parler have reportedly been attributed to Russian disinformation. campaigns, ”and that CEO John Matze may have personal ties to Russia.
The New York Democrat told the Washington post that the oversight committee can also launch “an official committee investigation into sites that may encourage violence, including Parler.” This isn’t the first time a member of Congress has asked about Parler’s role in the deadly violence in Washington DC Virginia Senator Mark Warner has already sent a letter to Parler, as well as several other companies technology, asking them to: preserve evidence linked to the attack.
But an official congressional investigation and a possible FBI investigation would be even more important. Talking already faces a precarious future after Amazon Web Services shut down its servers and Apple and Google kicked the app from their app stores. Talk to Amazon sued on his actions. On Monday, a version of the Parler website arrived back online, although it has not restored its old functionality. Matze said he intended to have Parler operational by the end of January.