Updated 6:21 p.m. ET Thursday
Parler, the far-right-friendly social media site that was knocked offline after the violent mob stormed the U.S. Capitol, has fired its CEO.
John Matze said the company removed him as chief executive, following a fight with conservative donor Rebekah Mercer, who controls Parler's board, after an apparent fight over the future of free speech on Parler.
"I did not participate in this decision," Matze, 27, who is based in Henderson, Nev., said.