After Apple and Google, Amazon also banned “free speech” social network Parler from its web hosting service for violating rules on January 11, 2021. The conservative social network has asked a federal judge to order Amazon to reinstate it.
“Becoming closer and stronger as a team”
“Our return is inevitable due to hard work, and persistence against all odds. Despite the threats and harassment, not one Parler employee has quit. We are becoming closer and stronger as a team,” Chief Executive Officer John Matze wrote in a new post on the company website (parler.com).
Matze told Fox News during a telephone interview on Sunday night, saying,
“After these bans, Parler is trying to be online and is looking for a new web hosting firm. “I’m confident that by the end of the month, we’ll be back up,”
Parler.com domain name shows that one of the internet servers it directs visitors to is routed via DDoS-Guard. Another server, specifically for routing Parler.com email but not website content, is an Outlook.com address, operated by Microsoft Corp.
A spokeswoman for DDoS-Guard denied the company was hosting Parler and declined to comment on what services it was providing to the social media app. It confirmed it did store customer data as part of its offering.