Social network Parler announces relaunch after it was closed due to violence in the US Capitol


Apple, Google had withdrawn the Parler app from download platforms and shortened Amazon’s service.


The conservative-friendly social network Parler announced the restart on Monday after being forced offline for inciting violence on the platform.

Parler, who describes itself as a “free speech social network,” came under scrutiny after the January 6 attack on the US Capitol.

Apple and Google pulled the network’s app from their download platforms, and Amazon’s web hosting service also went offline.

“Parler was designed to offer a social media platform that protects freedom of speech and values ​​privacy and civic discourse,” said Mark Meckler, interim CEO, in a statement.

He added the network was determined to return despite being taken offline “by those who want to silence tens of millions of Americans.”

Parler, who claims to have over 20 million users, said it was back for users who already had their app. New users won’t be able to access it until next week.


Some users, including owners of Apple devices, reported on other social networks on Monday that they were having trouble connecting.

The January 6 attack when Donald Trump’s supporters stormed the U.S. Congress building in Washington was followed by questions about Trump and far-right groups’ presence on social media.

The ex-president was banned from Facebook and Twitter for inciting rioters to storm the US Capitol.

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