Parler is a social network that's popular with conservatives. The company was founded by two men in late 2020, and it quickly became the go-to place for conservative news and views on social media. Parler seemed like an overnight success story until its removal from app stores and web service providers due to threats against President Donald Trump. However, since then, Parler has returned online with servers in Russia and elsewhere despite previous setbacks—and it looks poised to grow even more powerful in the coming years as more people begin using it.
The controversial Parler
Parler, an upstart social media network that's popular with conservatives, has briefly been in the news recently. Though it is a small player at this point, the introduction of an alternative social media platform makes a good opportunity to look into how people get their news.
Parler was founded by Rebekah Mercer, John Matze, and Jared Thomson in 2017. The site allows users to post content and interact with each other through comments and likes on posts; however, Parler does not have nearly as many users as Facebook or Twitter—both platforms have around 2 billion monthly active users each—and likely won't reach those levels any time soon either.
The site's popularity increased significantly after Trump won the presidency in November 2016 due to its focus on conservative views; however, since then, news coverage has declined somewhat due largely in part because there are more established platforms, such as Fox News Channel, dedicated solely towards covering only Republican viewpoints.
Pulling up Parler
In late October 2020, Parler was pulled from the Apple and Google app stores because Parler users had used it to post violent threats associated with the presidential election.
This was not an isolated incident: other social media platforms have also been subject to these types of user behavior.
A few days later (October 24th), AWS pulled Parler from its platform as well.(Parler). AWS is a cloud computing service. Parler's data was hosted on AWS, and they said that they would pull the plug on Parler in mid-January 2021 because the company had violated AWS rules against threats of violence. Additionally, Amazon Web Services (AWS) said it would pull the plug on Parler in mid-January 2021 because the company had violated AWS rules against threats of violence.
Back to the track
For a while after its removal from app stores and web service providers, Parler went offline completely. But as of early February 2021, it was back online with servers in Russia and elsewhere.
When Parler was removed from app stores and web service providers, it went offline completely. But as of early February 2021, it was back online with servers in Russia and elsewhere.
In September 2020, President Trump announced that his administration would be blocking all Russian companies from accessing US markets because they had "no respect for human rights or the rule of law." This decision also affected several other countries' stock exchanges (like China) which have also been accused of violating human rights over the years—but none more so than Russia itself.
The US government has tried to block Russian companies from accessing US markets before by enacting sanctions against them; however, this time around, they decided to try something different: a ban on all transactions between American citizens and any kind of cryptocurrency trading platform run by Russians or other former Soviet republics like Armenia or Azerbaijan.*
Parler is back online so far despite previous setbacks
Parler has been in the news recently, despite its small size. The company's introduction of an alternative social media platform makes a good opportunity to look into how people get their news.
Parler was pulled from app stores and web service providers after the company failed to pay users' balances back in May, citing technical issues with their payment system. Currently, Parler is back online so far despite previous setbacks—but only time will tell if this is just another short-lived incident or if things are more serious than they seem at first glance.
We believe that Parler has the potential to be a successful social media platform for conservatives, but it will take a lot of time and effort on their part. As we have seen from other platforms like Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube in recent years, there is always the possibility of a backlash against certain types of content or opinions that can lead to censorship by those with power over online platforms. It's up to us as consumers not only how much control they give us over what we post online but also how much power they have over our personal lives when we go online.