Parler Is Back In Business And They’re Keeping Free Speech Model
Parler announced on Monday that they would be resuming operations on a brand new platform after being booted off Amazon servers over disputes about its terms of service, referring to itself as the “world’s #1 free speech social media platform.”
“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,” Mark Meckler, Parler’s interim CEO, recently said in a statement. “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.”
Amazon Web Servers kicked Parler off of their platform on January 11, which was just days after the social media company’s app was taken out of Apple’s App Store and was also removed from Google Play Store.
Meckler told Just the News that the 20 million users who are currently signed up to Parler can use their old login information to get back on the free social media service beginning on Monday. Most users should be able to access the social media site after midday, once the new servers are disseminated across the internet.
Only current users will have access this week, and new users will be able to sign up next week.
Parler did not say where the company was hosting its new servers, but it said its new platform is built upon “robust, sustainable, independent technology.”
In response to Amazon shutting down its servers, Parler filed a lawsuit against the company alleging it violated antitrust laws, accusing the mega-retailer of colluding with other Big Tech companies. Amazon said there wasn’t “merit” to the claims.
At the end of the day, it’s become clear that we need alternative social media platforms to exist because Big Tech is certainly doing their best to try and run conservatives out of town.
It’s good to have options available for us to turn to if the mainstream tech companies try to silence our voices. We need to be able to connect to one another and share important information with each other.