After Weeks Of Being Offline, Parler Finds A New Web Host - 2021-02-15
Far-right-friendly social media site Parler limped back to life on Monday with a new Web host, retooled community guidelines and a promise that content inciting violence will be removed.
The change follows Amazon Web Services' unusual step in January of refusing to host Parler over a pattern of violent and hateful posts that the site allegedly refused to take down. Parler has challenged Amazon's termination of service by suing in federal court.
Since then, Parler has been in crisis. There have been mixed messages from people aligned with the company about when exactly it would be back online. Parler's board fired the site's CEO and replaced him. Then, on Monday, Parler was revived, though the announcement even caught some close to the company by surprise.