Social media platform Parler was all however rubbed out the internet last week, however on Sunday, revealed some indications of life. A message from Parler CEO John Matze, first noted by CNN’s Donie O’Sullivan, is now appearing at the website’s URL with an image showing a “technical difficulties” banner, and a message.

” Now seems like the correct time to remind you all– both fans and haters– why we began this platform. We believe privacy is critical and free speech essential, especially on social media,” the message checks out, pledging to “welcome all of you back soon.”

Matze stated that Parler could return within weeks. “I’m confident that by the end of the month, we’ll be back up,” Matze told Fox News on Sunday night. That’s a major shift from Wednesday when Matze informed Reuters that Parler might never ever return.

Amazon dropped Parler from its web services previously this month, saying in a letter it “can not provide services to a customer that is not able to successfully recognize and remove content that encourages or prompts violence versus others.” Parler was determined as a website where people who participated in the deadly January sixth assault on the Capitol had planned the attack.

The website is now hosted by Epik, as CNN notes, a hosting business that likewise supports far-right websites such as Gab and 8chan. Amazon’s suspension followed Apple and Google removing Parler’s app from their respective app shops. Matze said even Parler’s lawyers had actually cut ties.

Parler took legal action against Amazon for cutting off its hosting, and in a response, Amazon detailed some of the graphic, violent threats published to the website that led to its elimination, including posts that called for shooting policeman, killing Black and Jewish people, and assassinations.

Parler introduced in 2018, and its user numbers soared after Election Day in the US, as other social platforms tightened their small amounts policies. Parler’s its less-strict small amounts policies were a draw for lots of new users.

Parler may have a tough roadway back to its previous state, nevertheless, after researchers archived 99 percent of its posts, scraping videos and other information, some with GPS info. That archive was used to produce an interactive map of the attack on the Capitol.

Update January 16 th, 4: 55 AM ET: Added Matze quote recommending Parler might return by the end of January.


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