Okta CEO says Parler was ‘not even trying’ to suppress terrorist threats

Okta co-founder and CEO Todd McKinnon on Wednesday defended the company’s decision to cut ties with social network Parler in the wake of the deadly pro-Trump riot last week at the U.S. Capitol. In an interview on CNBC’s “Closing Bell,” McKinnon criticized Parler for not doing enough to regulate the posts made on its platform and rebuffed concerns that its actions restricted free expression. “We’re very, very much in favor of free speech. In fact, we have customers across the political spectrum —news organizations, candidates — and we believe in that…

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