Parler, the self-proclaimed free expression platform offline after the January riot at the US Capitolsays it has restarted.
After his work, Mark Meckler is now the interim CEO of Parler previous manager was fired from the social media platform favored by conservatives.
Parler was pulled from Apple and Google app storesand suspended from Amazon’s web hosting services after the January 6th attack on the US Capitol. Parler was one of the platforms used by supporters of former President Donald Trump plan and record what happened.
“Parler is run by an experienced team and is here to stay,” said Meckler in a statement. “We will succeed as the leading social media platform for free speech, data protection and civil dialogue.”
In a press release published on Monday, Parler said it had 20 million users. The relaunch will bring the service back online for current users, while new users can start logging in next week. The company has not disclosed which web hosting service Parler is hosting other than that it is “built on robust, sustainable, independent technology”.
The platform also said its executive committee will be conducting a “thorough search” for a permanent CEO.
Earlier this month, former CEO John Matze announced He had been fired from the company’s board of directors. In one (n Interview with USA TODAYMatze said Parler tried to blow his nose.
“These people just want to censor me,” said Matze. “Of course, my statement that their vision does not match mine must be true, considering that they are trying to prevent me from speaking my mind.”
In a statement to the US TODAY earlier this month, Amy Peikoff, Parler’s chief policy officer, described Matze’s statements about his dismissal as “inaccurate and misleading.”
In January, Parler sued Amazon for demolishing the website. However, a federal judge ruled the tech giant couldn’t be forced to restore service.
Jessica Guynn contributed to this report. Follow Brett Molina on Twitter: @ brettmolina23.
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