Parler’s website is back up, but the service is still unavailable

  • January 18, 2021
One week after it lost access to Amazon’s hosting servers, Parler’s website is back online in limited form. Visit it today and you’ll find a message from CEO John Matze. “Hello world, is this thing on?” he says at the top of the page. “We will resolv…

Amazon says it spent months warning Parler about violent posts

  • January 13, 2021
Amazon has officially responded to Parler’s lawsuit against AWS. In court documents filed Tuesday, Amazon says it warned Parler officials about the violent threats on its platform nearly two months before the riot at the US Capitol sparked the app’s…

Amazon is cutting off Parler’s servers

  • January 10, 2021
Amazon has told Parler it will suspend the company’s AWS hosting services access, according to BuzzFeed News. The news comes on the same day that Apple suspended the social media app, which supporters of President Donald Trump and far-right extremist…

Apple kicks Parler out of the App Store

  • January 10, 2021
Apple has removed Parler from the App Store for failing to moderate its community. On January 8th, Apple gave the company, which operates a social media network popular with Donald Trump supporters and the far-right, 24 hours to take a tougher stance…

Apple and Google crack down on Parler after violent threats

  • January 9, 2021
Apple and Google have told the “free speech” social media app Parler that it must begin moderating its users content, following violence at the US Capitol this week. The app — a Twitter alternative popular among Donald Trump supporters and the far-ri…

‘Free speech’ social networks claim post-election surge

  • November 11, 2020
Alternative social networks are having a moment. Parler and MeWe, apps that bill themselves as “free speech” alternatives to Twitter and Facebook, have added millions of new users since the election and currently hold two of the top three positions i…

For a ‘free speech social network,’ Parler isn’t that free

  • July 2, 2020
Twitter conservatives, long frustrated by the site’s supposed “anti-conservative bias” have a new platform of choice: Parler. The app, which bills itself as the “free speech social network,” has become a kind of social media haven for the right in re…