Social media platform ‘Parler’ confirmed Monday that its network is back online after being removed from the internet in the aftermath of the January 6th riots on Capitol Hill.
“When Parler was taken offline in January by those who desire to silence tens of millions of Americans, our team came together, determined to keep our promise to our highly engaged community that we would return stronger than ever,” Mark Meckler, Interim CEO at Parler, said in the announcement.
“Parler is being run by an experienced team and is here to stay. We will thrive as the premier social media platform dedicated to free speech, privacy and civil dialogue,” Meckler said.
— The Hill (@thehill) February 15, 2021
The platform was removed from webstores operated by Apple and Google in the wake of the insurrection over claims they failed to properly moderate content posted online.
Read the full report at The Hill.
HANNITY: Will Parler Return Following Big Tech Purge?
Parler’s Chief Policy Officer Amy Peikoff spoke with Sean Hannity Monday night just hours after the platform was removed from Apple, Google, and other big tech companies in the aftermath of the Capitol Hill Riots.
“I think it’s very important to establish that Parler has standards. There are things that you will not allow people to post. Can you tell us what some of them are?” asked Hannity.
“We will not knowingly allow people to use our platform to commit crimes. The type of content, incitements to violence, are things that we expressly prohibit in our community guidelines,” said Peikoff.
“It’s against our mission. We want people of different viewpoints who engage in discussion with each other, that’s always been our goal,” she added. “We don’t want any incitement to violence on our platform.”
Watch the exchange above.
THIS, AGAIN? Dems Urge FBI to Investigate Parler’s Finances, ‘Possible Ties to Russia’
Some Democrats in Congress urged the FBI to probe free-speech platform Parler’s alleged “ties to Russia” and other financial connections to multiple institutions.
“Rep. Carolyn Maloney, the Democratic chairwoman of the House Oversight and Reform Committee, on Thursday called on FBI Director Christopher Wray to investigate financing for Parler, including whether the social media site has any ties to Russia,” reports the Daily Caller.
Top House Democrat Calls On FBI To Investigate Parler’s Financing, Possible Ties To Russia https://t.co/zuJ9TVrupR
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) January 21, 2021
“Part of Maloney’s rationale for investigating Parler’s links to Russia is that the social media site’s CEO, John Matze, founded the company shortly after traveling to Russia with his wife, who is Russian,” adds the website.
Read the full report here.