After being dropped by Amazon Web Services, booting the social media site offline for nearly a full month, Parler has resumed service on February 15. The company moved to a new web-hosting service, although it has not disclosed which service is currently hosting Parler.
Parler’s Chief Executive Mark Mechler said in his public statement, “We are off of the Big Tech platform, so that we can consider ourselves safe and secure for the future.” He added that the company plans to use artificial intelligence in combination with human editors to moderate content that goes against its terms of service.
Amazon dropped the social media platform in January, claiming that the company was not following content moderation guidelines, although Parler refutes this reasoning.
“Cancel culture came for us, and hit us with all they had. Yet we couldn’t be kept down. We’re back, and we’re ready to resume the struggle for freedom of expression, data sovereignty, and civil discourse. We thank our users for their loyalty during this incredibly challenging time,” said Dan Bongino, a part-owner of Parler.
Parler filed a lawsuit against Amazon after getting dropped, alleging that the company violated antitrust laws by collaborating with other Big Tech companies to sabotage the website and remove competition in the social media market.
With Parler back online, many conservative users from Facebook and Twitter are likely to make the switch to the service, especially after the recent allegations of unfair content moderation practices mainly focused on conservative personalities and users.