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The Parler network, which is popular with rights, is offline

2021-01-11T10:52:52.352Z

The alternative network Parler, which is particularly popular with rights-holders, is offline. After being kicked out of the Apple and Google app stores, Parler no longer has a service provider for server operation.



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"Support discontinued for us": Parler app

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The US online service Parler, which is particularly used by rights, was switched off on Monday for the time being.

The network could no longer be reached from shortly after midnight on Monday night (local time, 9:00 am CET), as reported by the network analysis service "Down For Everyone Or Just Me".

Official accounts of the right-wing extremist "Proud Boys" write on Parler alongside conservative politicians like Ted Cruz and right-wing commentators like Tucker Carlson.  

Amazon had previously announced that it would no longer let Parler use its cloud services.

The online service then announced that it was looking for a new technical provider;

apparently he has not yet succeeded in doing this.

Parler CEO John Matze had written on his own network that after Apple and Google took action against Parler, "most other providers have stopped supporting us," and "most people with enough servers to host us «Would have closed the door on them.

Amazon had announced the move after the storming of the Capitol in Washington, DC by supporters of the elected US President Donald Trump.

In a letter to Parler, Amazon wrote that the network had not acted fast enough against violent content on the platform.

Google and Apple had previously banned Parler from their app stores.

Google's reasoning: Parler allows "outrageous content" that could incite deadly violence.

Apple had asked Parler to set up a real moderation of content in no time and threw the app from its app store when that had not happened.

Since networks such as Facebook and Twitter have increasingly taken action against disinformation and content that is racist and glorifies violence, Parler and other platforms such as Newsmax, Gab.ai and Rumble have seen strong popularity.

Among other things, supporters of Trump who believe his unsubstantiated election fraud allegations migrated there.

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Source: spiegel

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