Parler Is Apparently Back Online….. Sort Of…..

Parler has apparently made a return from the dead as it is back online following several weeks of darkness after the social media site popular with supporters of former president Donald Trump was Thanos snapped offline:

In a statement announcing the relaunch, Parler also said it had appointed Mark Meckler as its interim Chief Executive, replacing John Matze who was fired by the board this month.

Parler went dark after being cut off by major service providers that accused the app of failing to police violent content related to the deadly Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol by followers of then-U.S. President Donald Trump.

Despite the relaunch, the website was still not opening for many users and the app was not available for download on mobile stores run by Apple and Alphabet-owned Google, which had earlier banned the app.

While several users took to rival Twitter to complain they were unable to access the service, a few others said they could access their existing account.

This shouldn’t inspire confidence as it sounds like things are bumpy right now for Parler. And perhaps things will be bumpy for a while seeing as AWS scales a lot better than pretty much any host out there. Including this host that Parler is using:

Parler seems to be using CloudRoute as its new host and replaced Amazon with open-source software platform Ceph, according to anonymous computer programmer “Crash override” who goes with the Twitter handle @donk_enby.

The programmer, who became famous for cataloging almost all the posts of users across Parler from the day of the Capitol riot, tweeted on Monday that user accounts were still there in the new platform but posts, images and videos were wiped.

Parler and CloudRoute did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

This of course ignores the fact that their apps are still unavailable in the Google Play and Apple App Store, and accessing sites like Parler is easier done from a Android or iOS device. So while Parler is back from the dead, their issues may not be over.


One Response to “Parler Is Apparently Back Online….. Sort Of…..”

  1. […] Parler rose from the dead and stumbled back on line. Though they have a bunch of other issues that keep them from being fully functional. At the time I […]

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