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111: Protecting Free Speech In The Age Of Big Tech – With Parler CEO John Matze

John Matze interviewed by Mikkel Thorup on The Expat Money Show podcast

Today’s guest on the Expat Money Show is John Matze, Founder, and CEO of Parler social media. If you’re not yet familiar with Parler, you soon will be, they are getting a TON of traction. It’s an American microblogging and social networking service launched in August 2018. Parler believes that people are entitled to security, privacy, and freedom of expression. Parler encourages people to speak freely and express themselves openly, without fear of being “de-platformed” for their views.

I am super excited about today’s conversation! John and I have had some fantastic conversations over the past few months and I can’t wait to see what Parler is capable of doing over the next few years. Late last month I had the pleasure of being interviewed on John’s podcast, here is the link on YouTube. What a blast that was.


Here’s what We Discussed In Detail In This Interview:

  • Why would you want to take on the giants in social media? what a huge undertaking!
  • Did you think, “we can do it better than FB and Twitter”?
  • How much work was involved in building a platform to take on the giants
  • 12 Million Accounts since August 2018, WOW!
  • A paradigm shift for people
  • What does ‘Free Speech’ actually mean? and
  • Why Free Speech and why is it so important
  • Parler platform is neutral and John is neutral
  • Parler has Accounts, not Users
  • Getting verified and how it works
  • Scammers and Bots


What truly excites me is the future of Parler. What can we expect from John and his team over the next few years?

I would suggest after you have listened to this episode, download Parler and try it out. 12 million people can’t be wrong!



@John on Parler



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John Matze is a hard-working, ethical entrepreneur who decided to make a social media platform that was based on freedom. I believe that he and his team are on their way to really making a difference. If you enjoyed the show, remember to give me a shout out on Parler @MikkelThorup and make sure you sign up for your free account at Parler


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About The Host, Mikkel Thorup

Mikkel Thorup; the host of The Expat Money Show, has 20+ years in continual travel around the world, visiting more than 100 countries including Colombia, North Korea, Zimbabwe and Iran.

His goal now is to help Expats just like you to generate additional streams of income, eliminate your tax bill, and take advantage of offshore structures so you can travel the world freely and never have to worry about money again.

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