After getting banned by tech giants, right-winged social media platform Parler moved its domain name to Epik. While many people were expecting Epik to be the new service provider for Parler, the company announced that they aren’t in contact with it. However, Epik didn’t rule out working with the controversial social media app in the future if the site would make some serious changes.
Maybe in the future
Robert Davis, Vice President of Communication and Marketing of Epik, answered the question in an exclusive interview with KIRO Radio. He stated that the only conversation the two companies had is trying to learn how everything with Parler went so wrong. Robert Davis, Vice President of Communication and Marketing, Epik, said,
“We’ve had no connection, no correlation, nothing to do with Parler, no discussions. There was no relationship there whatsoever. We have had conversations, they weren’t based on the focus of Epik becoming a host. We were trying to learn at what point the wheels fell off the bus.
They would definitely need to make changes. They already have a zero-tolerance of hate and violence and incitement, but it’s one thing to say that, and another to invest in the infrastructure to make sure it doesn’t actually happen, and that’s the progress they have to go through.
Epik has zero tolerance for anything that’s hate-based or violence-based that incites. We remove more content, anything that comes in our abuse department is typically responded to within 30 seconds to three minutes. We have an active, full-time, 24-hour-a-day team that actually reviews content.”
Recent news about Parler:
- Parler.com partially reemerges with help from Russian-owned service – January 20, 2021
- Parler.com website back, but have some technical issues – January 18, 2021
- Amazon warns AWS employees against bomb threats – January 12, 2021
- Parler.com domain moves to Epik – January 12, 2021
- Parler filed a lawsuit against Amazon – January 12, 2021
- Parler banned from three giant platforms – January 11, 2021