‘Hello world, is this thing on?’: Parler’s website is back online after finding new host


John Matze, the chief executive of social media app Parler, which is popular among conservatives posted a brief message on the company’s website vowing its returns after finding new host, according to WIONews.com.

“Hello world, is this thing on?,” Matze asked in a message dated Saturday, posted above a note from the company saying the platform would be restored after challenges were resolved.

“Now seems like the right time to remind you all — both lovers and haters — why we started this platform. We believe privacy is paramount and free speech essential, especially on social media. Our aim has always been to provide a nonpartisan public square where individuals can enjoy and exercise their rights to both. We will resolve any challenge before us and plan to welcome all of you back soon. We will not let civil discourse perish!”
Matze wrote.

A little over a week ago, Apple Inc suspended the Parler from its App Store, shortly after Alphabet-owned Google banned it from Google Play. The app is still unavailable for download on both platforms.

Parler CEO John Matze graduated from the University of Denver in 2014 and teamed up with Thomson to create Parler “after being exhausted with a lack of transparency in big tech, ideological suppression and privacy abuse,” according to the app’s website.

Amazon.com Inc then suspended Parler from its web hosting service, effectively taking the site offline unless it can find a new company to host its services.

US right-wing social media users have flocked to Parler, along with other apps such as Telegram and social site Gab, citing the more aggressive policing of political comments on mainstream platforms such as Twitter Inc and Facebook Inc, which intensified after the January 6 Capitol riot.

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