Welcome back! Parler resumes social media app after securing new computer servers

Acting CEO Mark Meckler says platform will remain true to its free-speech roots and has insulated itself from future cancel culture.

Published: February 15, 2021 8:54am

Updated: February 16, 2021 2:45pm

Parler, the upstart social media platform silenced last month by big-tech censorship, said Monday it is resuming operations under new leadership and with new computer servers.

Parler moved to a new computer server farm after Amazon Web Services shut off the social media platform on Jan. 11. Parler's 20 million users can begin using their old app and logins Monday, interim CEO Mark Meckler told Just the News.

Some existing users were already live on Monday morning and the rest should have access by midday after the new servers propagated across the internet. New users should be able to sign up for the service within a week or so, Meckler said.

“We are off of the big tech platform, so that we can consider ourselves safe and secure for the future,” Meckler said in an interview.

He also said the platform is using artificial intelligence and human editors to police for illegal speech that violates its service agreement but otherwise is remaining true to its free speech, no censorship roots.

Dan Bongino, a prominent Parler user and shareholder, was one of the first to get back online, posting stories Monday morning about businesses fleeing New York and Amazon workers moving toward unionization in Alabama.

Meckler is an attorney, entrepreneur, and free speech advocate who created two large conservative grassroots organizations, the Tea Party Patriots and the Convention of States.

He was appointed interim CEO to help guide Parler through its relaunch and search for a new, permanent chief executive.

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