After the Jan. 6th incident, Parler was booted off Google Play store and Apple App store over the former’s moderation system which also led to being booted out of the Amazon web service (AWS) a cloud-based solution for enterprises.
Over over two weeks now, Parler had nearly gone into extinction even to the extent of the company firing its CEO John Matze who happens to be the co-founder.
However, the service has now regained a new home online with a Los Angeles-based hosting company SkySilk Inc., accepting Parler on its service.
“SkySilk is well aware that Parler has received an aggressive response from those who believe their platform has been used asa safe haven for some bad actors,” Chief Executive Officer Kevin Matossian said in a statment.
“Let me be clear, SkySilk does not advocate nor condone hate, rather, it advocates the right to private judgment and rejects the role of being the judge, jury, and executioner.”
Parler seems to be back online now. I tried to open the application via their URL but it’s still not working but it works on smartphones.
There are still some users who are complaining about being unable to access the social networking service.
Parler’s users included high-profile figures in Republican politics and conservative media such as Fox News hosts Tucker Carlson and Sean Hannity. Many who claimed to have left Twitter. Conservative donor Rebekah Mercer is an investor in Parler, the Wall Street Journal reported in November.
The new interim CEO of the company is Mark Meckler who was the co-founder of Tea Party Patriots before resigning back in 2012.
One of the controversies that got Parler into big troubles includes the fact that many participants of the Jan. 6th Capitol Hill storming posted videos of themselves on Parler which was eventually scrapped by the activist website FacesoftheRiot.com
Parler on Monday released a two-page document outlining its community guidelines. “We prefer that removing users or user-provided content be kept to the absolute minimum,” the website said in its guidelines. “We prefer to leave decisions about what is seen and who is heard to each individual.”
And as of now, Parler’s mobile application is still unavailable on either Google Play store or Apple app store over their violation of regulations and violation of the community guidelines which was put in place by the “big tech” companies.
Many big individuals such as the former US President himself has an account of the network which has defined as an eco-chamber for conservative voices that are being censored by mainstream social media platforms such as Twitter and Facebook.