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Parler Announces Relaunch — May Still Be Spotty Access

Parler Announces Relaunch — May Still Be Spotty Access

The social media site Parler, which disappeared after the Capitol insurrection attempt, is back online. Somewhat.

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Parler slid off the internet after posts planning the attack on the Capitol building, and calling for the death of police officers caused Amazon’s hosting service to decide to refuse to host the site unless and until Parler enforced some content rules.

Now the site is relaunching, CNET reports, boasting that it now relies on “sustainable independent technology” and doesn’t need what it calls “big tech.”

Some users have shared screengrabs and clips showing the site as apparently fully functional and with new posts. Patriot Takes (formerly Parler Takes), a social media page that promotes public awareness of the posts being made on fringe sites such as Parler, Gab, and Telegram, shared such a clip, which you can see below.

However, at the time of this writing, the site appears to be struggling — there’s a “technical difficulties” post at the top of the page, followed by a number of month-old posts from users like Sean Hannity, Mark Levin, and Dan Bongino expressing their support for the site. You can see an archived copy of this here in the event that it is corrected quickly.

Parler says they're running on reliable technology and have kicked Big Tech to the curb, but the site is down again
[Screenshot via Parler]

The Parler app was also removed from major app shops — Amazon, Apple, and Google Play — in January, the New York Times reported. At this time, the app has not been restored in any of those shops, and likely will not unless it agrees to comply with terms of service regarding posts that threaten violence or plan attacks on the nation.

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