The far right alternative to Twitter, Parler is back online after it was banned from Amazon last week in the aftermath of the Capitol riots for failing to rein in hate speech.
The website suddenly reappeared back online on Sunday evening with a message from CEO John Matze to “haters and lovers”.
“Hello world, is this thing on?” Matze wrote.
“Now seems like the right time to remind you all — both lovers and haters — why we started this platform,” a post below Matze’s message said. “We believe privacy is paramount and free speech essential, especially on social media. 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!”
A spokesperson for Epik told CNN, the company has a zero-tolerance approach to fighting racism, “and actively denounces any activities utilized to create hardship for others based on skin color, ethnicity, origin, or belief system.”
The company does not provide web hosting for Parler the spokesperson said.
Parler went dark last week after it was suspended from Amazon web Service for “dozens of threats of violence that violated Amazon’s terms of service.”
Parler responded by suing Amazon alleging that its suspension from AWS violated antitrust law and breached the companies’ contracts.