Despite the attempts of the cabal of Amazon Web Services, Google, Apple, and many other high tech monsters to take it down, Parler has been brought back to life.
It’s unclear if Parler is completely back, but I just logged in and the Legal Insurrection page is up and running and we still have almost 400,000 followers. Our prior “parleys” have not populated yet, but I assume that will take time.
The prior Parler App on my iPhone still doesn’t work.
If it holds, this will be one of the great — perhaps the first great — victory over the Big Tech oligopolies who control so much of our lives.
Parler was falsely blamed as being the hub on which the Capitol Hill Riot was planned, but examination of DOJ indictments shows that Facebook and to a lesser extent Twitter were the central hubs — yet no one shut them down. Fuzzy covered the findings in Parler Vindicated: Study Finds Facebook ‘Far and Away’ Most Used Social Media By Capitol Hill Rioters.
Parler was shut down because it was viewed as a place for Trump supporters, the rest of the excuses were pretext.
It comes none-too-soon, as media and leftist types were relishing the thought of Parler being gone for good.
It’s slowly coming back, via Just The News:
Parler moved to a new computer server farm, and the 20 million users on the platform when Amazon Web Services shut off the social media platform on Jan. 11 can begin using their old app and logins Monday, Interim CEO Mark Meckler told Just the News.
Some existing users were already live on Monday morning and the rest should have access by midday after the new servers propagated across the internet. New users should be able to sign up for the service within a week or so, Meckler said.
“We are off of the big tech platform, so that we can consider ourselves safe and secure for the future,” Meckler said in an interview.
Meckler said the platform is using artificial intelligence and human editors to police for illegal speech that violates its service agreement but otherwise is remaining true to its free speech, no censorship roots.
“Cancel culture came for us, and hit us with all they had. Yet we couldn’t be kept down. We’re back, and we’re ready to resume the struggle for freedom of expression, data sovereignty, and civil discourse. We thank our users for their loyalty during this incredibly challenging time,” said Dan Bongino, a prominent Parler user and shareholder.
[10:30] Parler just sent out a media press release with the following:
Parler Relaunches on New Platform
With Over 20 Million Users, World’s #1 Free Speech Social Media Community Returns with Platform Designed on Sustainable, Independent Technology and Guided by New Leadership
(Henderson, NV—February 15, 2021) Parler, the world’s #1 free speech social media platform with over 20 million users, is announcing its official relaunch today, built on sustainable, independent technology and not reliant on so-called “Big Tech” for its operations. Parler’s relaunch—open to Americans of all viewpoints—is available immediately.
“Parler was built to offer a social media platform that protects free speech and values privacy and civil discourse. When Parler was taken offline in January by those who desire to silence tens of millions of Americans, our team came together, determined to keep our promise to our highly engaged community that we would return stronger than ever. We’re thrilled to welcome everyone back,” said Mark Meckler, Interim CEO at Parler. “Parler is being run by an experienced team and is here to stay. We will thrive as the premier social media platform dedicated to free speech, privacy and civil dialogue.”
- Parler was first launched in August of 2018 and was taken offline by AWS on Jan. 10, 2021. Parler relaunched on Feb. 15, 2021.
- Parler’s new platform is built on robust, sustainable, independent technology.
- Parler’s launch is intended to bring it back online for its current users only in the first week, with new users being able to sign up starting the following week.
- Parler’s Executive Committee is conducting a thorough search for a permanent CEO to lead Parler as it continues to grow and expand its reach and impact.
- Mark Meckler is the interim CEO of Parler and Amy Peikoff is the Chief Policy Officer of Parler.
About Interim CEO Mark Meckler
Mark Meckler is an attorney, entrepreneur, and free speech advocate. He has expertise in launching, growing and developing effective business and technology models for two of the largest grassroots organizations in modern American history, Tea Party Patriots and Convention of States. He was appointed interim CEO to help guide Parler through its relaunch and search for a new, permanent CEO.
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