Parler is one true possible alternative to Twitter right now, it’s got a long way to go though. Best of luck.
Parler, the social network favored by conservatives, came back online Monday with a redesigned website one month after it was suspended by Amazon Web Services and effectively driven offline.”Speak freely and express yourself openly, without fear of being ‘deplatformed’ for your views,” Parler’s homepage read. Content from before Parler vanished no longer seems to be available. In its first post on the platform Monday, Parler’s own account welcomed users back and said: “We will not be canceled,” followed by an emoji of a flexing bicep.The website’s return marks the reopening of the social network after revelations that some ofthe US Capitol rioters had organized on Parler prompted major tech platforms to cease doing business with the company.
The decisions by Amazon (AMZN), Apple (AAPL) and Google (GOOGL) not to work with Parler essentially cut the company off from the public internet. For the past several weeks, visitors to Parler.com had been greeted by a static placeholder message.Now the full service appears to be back online. In addition to bearing an apparently redesigned logo, the site also links to a new community guidelines document that explains the company “will not knowingly allow itself to be used as a tool for crime, civil torts, or other unlawful acts.”The community guidelines still maintain that the platform will try to remove content as little as possible, showing how the company is attempting to balance its pitch to users as a haven for unrestricted speech with the scrutiny it’s faced for its role in enabling violent extremists to organize. “In no case will Parler decide what [content will] be removed or filtered, or whose account will be removed, on the basis of the opinion expressed within the content at issue,” according to the community guidelines.