Parler, the startup social platform, announced its come back online — the US-based social platform that is commonly recognized for hosting conservative users. On Monday, they revealed their website relaunch is centred on “sustained independent technology” they had to develop while they were offline for over a month.
After the Capitol Hill incident that happened over a month ago, Amazon Web Services denied the startup social platforms from accessing its servers a few days later. Other social media such as Twitter, Google, and Apple collided with AWS in restricting Parler’s virtual services.
They believe Parler’s ‘free speech’ social network services was a rendezvous point for the former US President Donald Trump supporters to discuss and share contents that violate socializing via the internet.
Donald Trump, the former US President, was also restricted alongside Parler. However, it is believed that Twitter supported Parler’s restrictions due to the fear of the startup social media network emerging as a rivalry threat to Twitter’s dominance in the industry.
At the time when the riot escalated, Parler’s user-base exceeded Twitter’s — Twitter user’s reportedly switched to join Parler, aiming to participate in sharing false information and online violence that advanced to an event in real-time.
Parler’s latest notice had several media houses publishing its come back. According to reports, Parler modified their web service backend— they said it is developed with “sustainable, independent technology,” making the social company operate autonomously from other tech giants influencing its operations.
After AWS denied Parler web hosting services, the startup social network attempted to reactivate its services in suing Amazon for its unethical behaviors that ended up in AWS’s favor.
The Federal court denied Parler’s request because they imposed the jury to sanction AWS forcefully. After several attempts involving legal practitioners to resolve its services from its offline status, they eventually gained online access temporarily by mid-January.
Although the modified social websites’ functionalities are yet to be completely available, such as creating a new account, the access to its redirection link is unavailable to download its mobile app. Apple and Google are yet to lift the ban on Parler from accessing its mobile app store platforms.
However, according to Parler’s statement about relaunching its social services, they highlighted the unavailability of admitting new users. They said the feature would be accessible by next week of commencing operations.
Parler also disclosed that its social platform Chief Executive, John Matze, has been replaced with Mark Meckler. Parler’s board of directors decided Matze’s replacement in line with modifying its social services.