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Parler is Back!

Parler is Back!

This will be one of the great — perhaps the first great — victories over the Big Tech oligopolies who control so much of our lives.

https://www.facebook.com/events/3741614855856694/

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.

https://parler.com/profile/LegalInsurrection/posts

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.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m20JngeQ9Kc

It comes none-too-soon, as media and leftist types were relishing the thought of Parler being gone for good.

https://twitter.com/CNBC/status/1361168860091731969

UPDATES

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 Facts

  • 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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Comments

Doctor-Elect Disco Stu_ | February 15, 2021 at 9:11 am

YAY! There I am again. Join us, friends.

Or, you could join us at GAB.

Gab is like a 5 year high school reunion. Everyone is the same but the world has changed. CATTURD says hi.

    Pareler relied on Amazon servers and had no backup. DOH. Currently, all I see at their home page are 3 static posts – one which endorses a call for ‘healing and unity’ from ‘our president joe biden.’

    They’ve learned NOTHING.

    GAB is where I’m at now, and where I’ll stay. @LB1901

      JusticeDelivered in reply to locomotivebreath1901. | February 15, 2021 at 2:31 pm

      Look at it this way, Parler is about the 1st Amendent, a place where Dems can spout their hyprocracy and we can dress them down.

      I tried to sibn up on Parler before they were censored and ran into all sorts of problems, that has not changed. It is buggy.

    Katy L. Stamper in reply to MattMusson. | February 15, 2021 at 1:26 pm

    Yeah, Conservative, Inc. loves Parler because they’re afraid of cancel culture.

    GAB is the way to go: own servers, own embed program, own everything except DNS registrar….

    Be sensible, go to the platform that has already resurected from deplatforming by every service known…

    And is run by an American in Pennsylvania…. Who has a wife, a daughter and a baby boy on the way….

    I’m KatyLStamper on Gab.

Lucifer Morningstar | February 15, 2021 at 9:17 am

I’m still there too! Woo hoo!!!

And it seems like they’ve made some improvements to the platform.

Must be busy…my page won’t load yet. I will keep trying!!

Sorry Parler lost its credibility after they fired the last CEO for suggesting that it should take a stronger stance on Nazi and Neo Nazi groups using the platform.

    caseoftheblues in reply to mark311. | February 15, 2021 at 10:23 am

    Who here is shocked that Mark is upset that Parler didnt shut down all non approved elite Ok’d thought and discussion…anyone…anyone?

      I don’t really care if Parler is back or not. I said it lacks credibility.

        Lucifer Morningstar in reply to mark311. | February 15, 2021 at 11:42 am

        As if Twitter™ and Facebook™ have any “credibility” now that they’ve been identified as the major platforms used for planning the January 6th riots and insurrection despite their claims they have people to remove such content?

        Edward in reply to mark311. | February 15, 2021 at 1:13 pm

        IF you were concerned with censorship, you would consider the refusal to censor even National Socialists a good thing. Once upon a time a non-WOKE ACLU defended the right of the US National Socialists to parade through Skokie, IL – at the time IIRC the single US location with the most Holocaust survivors.

        So we know you support censorship, but just censoring of people/groups of whom/which you disapprove. As the old story goes, speech which has general approval isn’t in need of protection, it is the speech which is disapproved which needs protection.

          mark311 in reply to Edward. | February 15, 2021 at 6:09 pm

          Except that I’ve never defended Facebook and Twitter. You assign views to me that I’ve never expressed. I think facebook, twitter, gab , Parler are all a haven of misinformation, flame wars, hatred, bigotry, personal attacks, poorly constructed arguments (with the rare exception) and general shite. You might as well take all the shitest traits of humanity put it in a blender and then call it social media. The only twitter account of any note is James Blunt and that’s because he is hilarious. Pretty much any other account on twitter and Facebook might as well be deleted in my view. But hey that’s just my opinion.

          JusticeDelivered in reply to Edward. | February 15, 2021 at 9:53 pm

          “poorly constructed arguments”, that is Mark311

          mark311 in reply to Edward. | February 16, 2021 at 10:20 am

          @justicedelivered

          You seem to like attacking me, an odd statement you make considering you rarely seem to have any argument at all

      Imagine trying to secure the moral high ground of speech when you live in the lowland swamp of censorship.

    Someone with not credibility telling us that something has lost its credibility.

    What is this, comedy day at LI?

    JusticeDelivered in reply to mark311. | February 15, 2021 at 2:45 pm

    I think Mark311 lost his credibility, probably at birth.

    healthguyfsu in reply to mark311. | February 15, 2021 at 4:20 pm

    mark lost his credibility long before that

    Doctor-Elect Disco Stu_ in reply to mark311. | February 15, 2021 at 4:28 pm

    It’s easy enough to simply block out and keep distant from the idiots, neo-Nazi and otherwise. (Almost like real life.)

    When the more-hateful elements of generally-free speach cross the line into the credibly-dangerous, then that may be reported to the administrators of the platform. And I expect law enforcement can be informed too, if prudent and/or necessary.

WAY off topic, but if I were a religious person, I’d say that this blue Norther, AKA Alberta Clipper, AKA “polar vortex” occurring on President’s Day was punishment for letting our enemies steal the elections.

    Edward in reply to txvet2. | February 15, 2021 at 1:04 pm

    Indeed. This morning I checked the temperature where friends live, way up north – Watertown, NY. Watertown was 16 degrees and here in Texas I had 6 degrees. That’s just not right! Supposed to be 2 degrees here tomorrow morning. Don’t know that I will be able to tell the difference, still have to get out and feed animals.

      Firewatch in reply to Edward. | February 15, 2021 at 2:12 pm

      Edward,
      It must be nice to live in the tropical part of Texas. LOL! When I finally gave up and got out of my warm bed it was 1 degree, but no wind and the “snow” is so dry the roads won’t ice over. I want to use my 4×4 drive. Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!!

Nope. Not working for me. Not on desktop or cell.

Big Tech is fortifying the web. ??

One strike against Big Brother.

If you are concerned about censorship, then I suggest you get not only accounts on Parler and Gab, but also Mastodon/Fediverse.

The Fediverse is so much harder to censor.

I plan on staying on GAB and Parler (and Telegram and Signal).

If we average citizens who remain fond of free speech have learned anything, it is: 1) support the alternative outlets (such as the above-named, and on the news-information front, OAN / Revolver / National Pulse / Gateway Pundit and America’s Voice); and 2) Maintain a “Plan A” and “Plan B.”

Finally, we should start divesting ourselves of supporting the evil side: in recent months I’ve dumped Hulu and Netflix (and am getting an OTR antenna, after which I’ll dump cable). I refused to patronize Facebook and Twitter and Instagram — but if I had, I would have dumped them too for Parler / GAB.

    stevewhitemd in reply to Grrr8 American. | February 15, 2021 at 12:26 pm

    Still use Facebook for the family and some photography groups I can’t yet duplicate elsewhere. Been trying to move the family to Mewe but it isn’t easy.

    But yes, to the extent people can do these things, it helps to stop feeding the beast. Cutting cable (or cutting back), cutting back on social media, etc. People who can’t cut all the way can cut some, and every bit helps.

empiricallyobvious | February 15, 2021 at 11:18 am

We will win. Our free expression allies were, unfortunately,
rope-a-doped into a false sense that the treacherous left wouldn’t have the cojones to shut off server access. We now know the extent of their desire to extinguish our freedoms. The resourceful people on the side freedom of expression will stand up our own infrastructure and the left will rue the day they poked the bear…

    Katy L. Stamper in reply to empiricallyobvious. | February 15, 2021 at 1:30 pm

    They weren’t rope-a-doped… They knew and took the risk anyway.

    Look at Dennis Michael Lynch’s facebook experience.

    Look at Milo’s experience everywhere.

    Look at InfoWars experience.

    None so blind as those who will not LOOK.

    I’m on Gab. They have a plan and constantly improve. The number of followers for big names on there is really getting high, plus reposts, likes, etc. Comments are like drinking from a firehose.

I have had no use for twitter (inveighing against the use of “twittercrap” as a substitute for writing an article), nor have I for facebook. I may well sign up for Parler, not because I will use it but just to add to their number of “users”.

    Katy L. Stamper in reply to Edward. | February 15, 2021 at 1:31 pm

    Do true freedom a favor: get on Gab.

    It’s been through the ragings fires of cancel culture and come out of it intact and doing more all the time.

    Love Gab TV!

    http://www.TV.Gab.com

      Katy L. Stamper in reply to Katy L. Stamper. | February 15, 2021 at 1:32 pm

      I used the wrong method of address, although I don’t know the difference.

      Gab TV: https://tv.gab.com/

      Other than adding a single (non)user to their number, there isn’t much to recommend my getting on either Parler or Gab. I simply don’t use or have any use for any “social media”. I guess commenting on sites like LI or Red State is something of a form of social media, but that is all I use. Otherwise if I wish to communicate with someone – I use the cell phone (which my wife of 54 years keeps trying to tell me is a computer when I know it is just a telephone without wires).

The lesson in the Parler episode is that we absolutely, positively must be independent of ANY swamp or fascist tech facility.

The good news is that it’s coming back online, hiccups and all.

While they chase the likes of Parler to sabotage it again, the likes of Parler have to ever-maintain tech vigilance. This is war, after all.

    henrybowman in reply to TheFineReport.com. | February 15, 2021 at 8:07 pm

    “The lesson in the Parler episode is that we absolutely, positively must be independent of ANY swamp or fascist tech facility.’

    We’ve been telling right-wing services that for more than FOUR YEARS. But apparently, right-wingers can be just as lazy and shiftless as left-wing voters.

    (I won’t say left-wingers, because the highly-organized Marxists in the DNC, SPLC, BLM, and the like would have seen the risk coming and gotten out of the trap long before it sprung).

Still can’t get Parler to work.

Gab and Signal are recommended …

… it’s not clear to me yet how Mastodon is free of the issues Gab and Parler faced other than it’s a distributed network of sites so each site is independent in its challenges …

And i am reducing or eliminating all the standard sites like Facebook …

On a sort-of related note, why has the Cornell Legal Information Institute removed the text and annotated discussion of Gitlow v. New York 268 U.S. 652 (1925)?

https://www.law.cornell.edu/wex/incorporation_doctrine

Censorship is sneaky and invidious.

Now that the Democrats’ Second Annual Impeachment Fiasco is over, we can go back on Parler.

Is there still an android app for gab?

Best news of the day!

Katie Weddington | February 16, 2021 at 9:30 am

Looks like they also caved to being censured.
Parler’s New Hosting Provider Bans All ‘Hateful Material’, Setting the Stage for Massive Censorship
https://bigleaguepolitics.com/parlers-new-hosting-provider-bans-all-hateful-material-setting-the-stage-for-massive-censorship/

Apparently, in a recent case (Malwarebytes, Inc v Enigma Software Group LLC No 19-1284 October 13, 2020) that failed to get “cert” at the SCOTUS, Justice Thomas mapped out a way to file for a reinterpretation of section 230. Thomas says that the caselaw doesn’t match a clear reading of the law.

Parler needs to increase its bandwidth or server capacity. I could log on, but was to slow for my lack of patience to wait for it to fully load.

too slow… need an edit function here!

HenryJohnson | March 1, 2021 at 8:13 am

Good to know that Parler is back. But what about Hillary is 44??

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