Social Network Parler Returns Online

After being cut off by Amazon and other tech giants, Parler worked for weeks to find a way to get back on the internet.

Parler CEO John Matze Fired By Board

Parler has terminated CEO John Matze, according to a memo Matze sent to staffers that has been obtained by Fox News. “On January 29, 2021, the Parler board controlled by Rebekah Mercer decided to immediately terminate my position as CEO of Parler. I did not participate in this decision,” Matze wrote. “I understand that those who now control the company have made some communications to employees and other third parties that have unfortunately created confusion and prompted me to make this public statement.”

Judge Says Amazon Won’t Have To Restore Parler

U.S. District Judge Barbara Rothstein in Seattle said she wasn’t dismissing Parler’s “substantive underlying claims” against Amazon, but said it had fallen short in demonstrating the need for an injunction forcing it back online. Amazon kicked Parler off its web-hosting service on Jan. 11. In court filings, it said the suspension was a “last resort” to block Parler from harboring violent plans to disrupt the presidential transition.

Parler Reappears With Help From Russian-Owned Security Service

Parler, the free-speech social network, reappeared with the help of a Russian-owned web security service as the website hunts for a way around bans that took it offline earlier this month. “Our return is inevitable due to hard work, and persistence against all odds,” CEO John Matze wrote in a new post, the latest since Amazon Web Services stopped hosting the site and it was banned from Apple’s and Google’s app stores. “Despite the threats and harassment not one Parler employee has quit. We are becoming closer and stronger as a team.”

CEO Says Parler Could Return Soon

Parler CEO John Matze expects his controversial social network to get back online soon despite Amazon booting the app from its servers.

Parler Sues Amazon For Yanking Web Support

The social media platform, beloved by conservatives, went offline after Amazon pulled its web support.

How Parler, A Chosen App Of Trump Fans, Became A Test Of Free Speech

Parler CEO Says Service Dropped By ‘Every Vendor’ And Could End His Business

Parler CEO John Matze said Sunday that his social media company has been dropped by virtually all of its business alliances after Amazon, Apple and Google ended their agreements with the social media service. “Every vendor from text message services to email providers to our lawyers all ditched us too on the same day,” Matze said on Fox News.

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Squelched By Twitter, Trump Seeks A New Outlet

Though deprived of his big online megaphones, Trump does have alternative options of much smaller reach, led by the far right-friendly Parler — even if Google and Apple both removed it from their app stores.