The controversial social network Parler was in the eye of the storm when the assault on the Capitol occurred on January 6. It happens that it was the virtual space where supporters of then-President Donald Trump shared messages of hatred and incitement to violence. As a result of this, both Google and Apple decided to withdraw the application from their online stores.
"We are aware of the continued publications in the Parler app that seeks to incite ongoing violence in the United States," Google told AFP at that time after removing the platform from its space. Apple followed, and then Amazon decided to leave Parler without a web host on January 11 for the same reasons: The app refused to remove posts that incited violence.
The novelty is that after being offline for a while now it has returned to the load and is now available again on the web thanks to the services that Epik provides . The company has several in the market for web address, server and site development services. In recent years it has become known for being the company that provides the online infrastructure to extremist applications.
Today Epik maintains the web domain for conspiracy theories site InfoWars, AR15 weapons forum, Donald fan site Trump Patriots.win, BitChut portal and now Parler has been added to the list
Old Parler user accounts were restored, but old posts do not appear to have transferred. Some high-profile users, such as Fox News host Sean Hannity, have already started posting to the new site, The Verge mentions.
Parler transferred its domain registration to Epik in January, and it's now online. Everything indicates that they overcame some obstacles, but their situation is far from being resolved. Apple and Google have not restored their application in their online stores, and the lawsuit they filed against Amazon is still standing, which, for now, does not seem to be successful.
In turn, it is under scrutiny in Congress, where the president From the House Oversight Committee, Representative Carolyn Maloney (D-NY), has requested documents on the financing and operations of Parler.
Waving the flag of "free speech" since Parler always defended their position saying which is a space where everyone can say what they want. In fact, as soon as the site is entered, the following description can be read in large letters: “Speak freely and express yourself openly, without fear of being“ disqualified ”for your points of view.”