Parler, a social-media platform for the far-right, is back online with Mark Meckler as interim CEO

“Parler, the preferred social media platform for the far-right, announced Monday that it was back online after it was dropped by an Amazon hosting service on January 11,” as Business Insider and others are reporting.

“The site became a haven for pro-Trump extremists ahead of, and during, the Capitol insurrection. Amazon Web Services (AWS) found that it ‘poses a very real risk to public safety.’

“On Monday, the company announced that site was up and running with a Tea Party co-founder serving as interim CEO. Mark Meckler, an attorney, political activist, and founder of the Tea Party Patriots, replaced former CEO and co-founder John Matze, who was fired by the company’s board earlier this month.”

“In a statement Monday, Meckler said, ‘Parler was built to offer a social media platform that protects free speech and values privacy and civil discourse,’ highlighting the platform’s focus on freedom of speech. ‘Parler is being run by an experienced team and is here to stay. We will thrive as the premier social media platform dedicated to free speech, privacy and civil dialogue,’ the statement said. 

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Author: jeffpelline

Jeff Pelline is a veteran editor and award-winning journalist - in print and online. He is publisher of Sierra FoodWineArt magazine and its website Jeff covered business and technology for The San Francisco Chronicle for 12 years, and he was a founding editor and Editor of CNET News for eight years, among other positions. Jeff has a bachelor's degree from UC Berkeley and a master's from Northwestern University. His hobbies include sailing, swimming, and trout fishing in the Sierra.

3 thoughts on “Parler, a social-media platform for the far-right, is back online with Mark Meckler as interim CEO”

  1. I found the statement regarding “civil discourse” rather strange. If you agree with them, no problem. Any point that you disagree with they may become unglued on you. We have seen Meckler in action before

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