- THE EPOCH TIMES - Jan 18, 2021 -
De-platformed social media website Parler may return by the end of January, according to Parler CEO John Matze, as the site resurfaced online after Amazon Web Services (AWS) had taken it down due to alleged violations.
“I’m confident that by the end of the month, we’ll be back up,” Matze told Fox News on Jan. 17. The website has reappeared online with a brief statement from Matze.
According to a WHOIS search, Parler appeared to register its domain with Epik web hosting, which also hosts Gab.
“Every day, it changes wildly, but I feel confident now,” Matze said, according to the Fox News interview. “We’re making significant progress. When you go into Parler.com, it doesn’t go into the void now, it hits a server, and it returns just one piece of information.”
Matze wrote in an update on the site that “now seems like the right time to remind you all—both lovers and haters—why we started this platform.”
“We believe privacy is paramount and free speech essential, especially on social media,” he remarked in his statement, dated Jan. 16. “Our aim has always been to provide a nonpartisan public square where individuals can enjoy and exercise their rights to both. We will resolve any challenge before us and plan to welcome all of you back soon. We will not let civil discourse perish!”