Parler’s website went live on Sunday, however, the app’s download from Apple’s App Store and Google’s Play Store remains suspended. Parler CEO John Matze posted on the website the following question: “Hello everyone, is this thing on? And below contained a note with a message that the social media platform was planning to welcome its users again soon by solving all challenges. Talking was taken off the internet in the wake of the Capitol Hill riots on January 6. Apple and Google have banned the app from their respective stores, while Amazon has removed it from their web hosting service.
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Speaking suppressed after the January 6 uprising
However, last weekend Parler showed a sign of life by assuring its users that it would be back soon. Speak out is popular among right-wing supporters, who have distanced themselves from mainstream social media platforms, claiming too many restrictions on free speech. After a tumultuous mob besieged the Capitol Hill building and it was reported that they coordinated on Speak. Apple and Google have banned the app from their stores, while Amazon has removed it from its web hosting service.
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“Now, this seems like a good time to remind all of you – in love and hate – why we launched this platform. We believe that confidentiality is paramount and that freedom of expression is essential, especially on social media. Our goal has always been to provide a non-partisan public place where individuals can enjoy and exercise their rights both, ”Speak on his website after coming back to life, which appears to be Saturday.
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Parler launched an antitrust lawsuit against Amazon after the tech giant suspended its services following the siege of the U.S. Capitol. Amazon even filed a response to the lawsuit, claiming it had “no legal basis” and even alleged that its employees had been subjected to threats and harassment. Parler’s legal team also revealed that Matze and his family had to leave their home after the platform suffered backlash following riots that killed five people, including a police officer.
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