A week after facing ban, the chief executive officer of Parler, touted the free-speech micro-blogging app, has claimed that the company has now reappeared after gaining some support from other tech firms.
Taking to social media, CEO John Matze said: “Our return is inevitable due to hard work, and persistence against all odds.” “Despite the threats and harassment, not one Parler employee has quit. We are becoming closer and stronger as a team,” he added.
This comes after Parler vanished from the internet by Amazon.com Inc as the company had violated its terms of services. The app is touted to be popular with the American far-right groups, and was banned after some users called for violence and posted videos glorifying the January 6 attack on the US Capitol.
The company has found its new host, DDoS-Guard Corp, a Russian-controlled company. DDoS-Guard’s website lists an Edinburgh location for its registered office.
DDoS-Guard has been supportive of the Russian government sites. It has also worked with other racist, rightist and conspiracy sites, mostly used by mass murderers to share messages.
Another website services company, Epik Inc. is also registered with Parler. Epik is also another less restrictive social networking site popular with the far right.
Parler’s website was reachable again, though only what the CEO said as most employees unable to log in or post messages. The app still remains unavailable in the Apple Inc. or Google Play Store.