After being removed from app stores and hosting services, Parler has found a new home. Mainstream news outlets are making every effort to connect Parler to its new host’s other controversial customers.
Parler is back, sort of. After losing access to app stores and Amazon hosting, Parler went dark. The controversial social media platform has revived their website.
- While the website is back up, the social platform has yet to be resurrected, with a few short messages from Parler’s CEO John Matze on the home page.
- Internet records suggest Parler is working with DDos-Guard, a Russian company, which critics of Parler say is a security risk.
- The domain itself appears to be purchased through Epik, a company that registers domains for other controversial sites.
- In an interview with Fox News, Matze said he expects Parler to be fully returned by the end of January.
- Business Insider emphasized the usage of Russian internet companies and highlighted the connection to what it calls “racist, far-right, and conspiracy sites.”
- Newsweek also extensively focused on the other clients of the internet security and hosting sites Parler is using in an apparent attempt to paint Parler in the same light.
- CNN reported on comments by Epik criticizing major internet companies terminating relationships with Parler as “kneejerk reactions.”
- Newsmax’s coverage reiterated the steps Amazon took earlier this month to remove Parler’s internet presence.
- Breitbart blasted liberal outlet The Guardian for “naming and shaming” British politicians who created Parler accounts before it was deplatformed.
- Former New York Times reporter Alex Berenson was interviewed by Fox News, who said Big Tech’s efforts to kill Parler is “problematic” and hypocritical as “all the stuff on Parler you can find on Twitter and Facebook.”
© Dallas Gerber, 2021