Parler relaunches after ban

Monday, 15. February 2021 17:02

Social media app Parler announced its relaunch on Monday after it was banned in the aftermath of the January 6 riots in Washington DC. Old users will be brought back within the first week of the relaunch while new users will be able to sign up from January 22.

"Parler was built to offer a social media platform that protects free speech and values privacy and civil discourse. 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. We’re thrilled to welcome everyone back," interim Parler CEO Mark Meckler said in a statement. He went on to stress that the company, whose app is mostly used by conservatives in the US, will always support "free speech, privacy and civil dialogue."

Earlier, a judge ruled Amazon was not obliged to restore its web service to Parler. However, the app is still not available on Google's Play Store and Apple's App Store.

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