Parler Announces Relaunch of Free Speech Platform Under New Leadership

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Parler Announces Relaunch of Free Speech Platform Under New Leadership

By Movieguide® Staff

After big tech’s crackdown resulted in removing the free-speech platform Parler from the internet, the company announced a relaunch.

The political right flocked to alternative social media platforms amid big tech’s censorship of conservative voices, including former President Donald Trump, following the Jan. 6 riots at Capitol Hill.

The Henderson, Nevada-based social media company, which big tech accused of inciting violence and spreading misinformation, was promptly banned from Amazon’s servers and Apple’s app store.

However, in a recent press release, Parler announced its plan to relaunch under new leadership.

Parler’s board removed CEO John Matze due to conflicting “visions” according to Fox 5.

“Parler was built to offer a social media platform that protects free speech and values privacy and civil discourse. When Parler was taken offline in January by those who desire to silence tens of millions of Americans, our team came together, determined to keep our promise to our highly engaged community that we would return stronger than ever. We’re thrilled to welcome everyone back,” interim CEO Mark Meckler said. “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.”

Parler said that its 20 million existing users would have access to the website first on Feb. 15, followed one week later by any new user sign-ups.

Meanwhile, several other conservative-friendly social media platforms have cropped up, including Gab and MeWe.