Technology • Internet & Web
2021-02-15T23:00:02+00:00

Social media platform Parler back online on 'independent technology' and with a new CEO

Social media platform Parler back online on 'independent technology' and with a new CEO
Parler.com screenshot Credit: Parler

The alternative social network Parler has reopened after a month offline. In a press release, the company announced that the site is now accessible for users with existing accounts and will accept new signups starting next week.

Parler also said it had appointed Mark Meckler as its interim Chief Executive, replacing John Matze who was fired by the board this month.

The social network had gone dark after being cut off by Amazon, Google, and Apple, with the companies accusing the app of failing to police violent content related to the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol. Parler said its new technology cut its reliance on "so-called Big Tech" for its operations.

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