Parler Is Back Online In “independent Technology” | WABNEWS

Parler, a social media service popular with users on the American right that virtually disappeared after the unrest on the US Capitol, was relaunched on Monday and said its new platform was built on “independent and sustainable technology.” In a statement announcing the return to cyberspace, Parler said he had appointed Mark Meckler as his interim CEO, replacing John Matze, who was fired by the board this month. Parler was shut down after being interrupted by major service providers who accused the app of failing to monitor violent content related to the deadly January 6 attack on the US Capitol by supporters of then-US President Donald Trump. Despite the relaunch, the website was still not opening for many users and the app was not available for download on the mobile stores run by Apple and Google, owned by Alphabet, which had previously banned the app. Platform Parler sues Amazon for discontinuing hosting service After the political violence of last week, social networks radicalized their stance against advertisements that incite violence. Twitter and Facebook terminated Trump’s accounts. Google and Apple stopped offering the Parler application, to which many conservatives have migrated because they do not moderate the content. And early Monday, Amazon Web Services disconnected Parler from its servers, taking her off the internet. While several users chose to compete with Twitter to complain that they could not access the service, a few others said they could access their existing account. Parler, which claimed it once had more than 20 million users, said it would reconnect its current users in the first week and would be open to new users next week. Founded in 2018, the app was designed to be a “free speech-driven” space and largely appealed to American conservatives who disagree with the rules about content on other social media sites. Last month, suspended Parler from its web host, effectively taking the site offline. Parler, on Monday, said its new technology reduced its dependence on “so-called Big Tech” for its operations. Parler appears to be using CloudRoute LLC as its new host and replaced Amazon with the open source software platform Ceph, according to anonymous computer programmer “Crash override” who uses the Twitter handle @donk_enby. The programmer, who became famous for cataloging almost all of Parler’s user posts since the day of the Capitol Riot, tweeted Monday that the user accounts were still there on the new platform, but the posts, images and videos where deleted. Parler and CloudRoute did not immediately respond to requests for comment. “Parler is run by an experienced team and he’s here to stay,” said Meckler, who co-founded the Tea Party Patriots, a group that emerged in 2009 within the conservative Tea Party movement and helped elect dozens of Republicans. He also has the backing of hedge fund investor Robert Mercer, his daughter Rebekah Mercer, and conservative commentator Dan Bongino.



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