BUZZFEED NEWS - Feb 22 - Parler, the social media site popular among conservatives, appeared to have banned its co-founder and former CEO before restoring his access later in the day. John Matze, whom Parler's management fired earlier this month, believed he had been banned after making several posts and comments on the platform earlier this week. Screenshots that Matze shared on a Telegram channel showed that his account had been made "private" after he'd made a post asking his 722k Parler followers what they thought the "fair market value" of the company was. "I know it's a ban because I know how the architecture works," Matze said. "I can't log in anymore."