Exactly eight days ago, the Amazon technology company announced that it would stop providing service to Parler, an application that was used by supporters of Donald Trump involved in the assault on the Capitol.
Now, this social network has a domain that is owned by Epik, which also hosts other similar platforms such as Gab and Daily Stormer. Indeed, Epik has a history of hosting a variety of hate speech websites.
The popularity of the social network Parler is found in the lack of moderation of the content, which promotes the dissemination of conspiracy theories and is preferred by supporters of the extreme right. In fact, Parler was one of the platforms through which the attack against the Capitol was coordinated since it does not have the same restrictive measures as traditional social networks such as Facebook and Twitter.
Epik explained in a statement that Parler requested the registration of the domain on January 11, without prior talks between the two parties, although they held them later to discuss the future of the social network, which has more than 10 million users. .
Although Parler's website is currently accessible to the public since last Sunday, the social network is still not working effectively. You can only read a message referring to “technical problems” along with a statement by John Matze, who is CEO, in which the following is noted:
Now seems like the right time to remind everyone - lovers and haters alike - why we started this platform. We believe that privacy is paramount and freedom of expression essential, especially on social media. Our goal has always been to provide a non-partisan public square where individuals can enjoy and exercise their rights to both.
We will solve any challenge that comes our way and we plan to welcome all of you soon. We will not let civil discourse perish!