NEW YORK (US) – Parler, a social media service popular with American right-wing users that disappeared from the virtual world after the US Capitol riot, saw itself re-launch on Monday. It said its new platform was built on “sustainable, independent technology.”
Parler also said it had appointed Mark Meckler as its interim Chief Executive, and would be taking the place of John Matze who was fired by the board this month.
Despite the relaunch, users were not able to open the website and the app was not available for download on mobile stores operated by Apple and Alphabet-owned Google, which had earlier imposed a ban on the app.
While several users took to rival Twitter to voice their complaints they were not able to access the service, a few others said they were able to access their existing account.
Parler, which asserted it once had over 20 million users, said it would rope in its current users back online in the first week. It will be open for new users in the next week.
Parler seems to be using CloudRoute LLC as its new host and took the place of Amazon with open-source software platform Ceph, according to anonymous computer programmer “Crash override” who goes with the Twitter handle @donk_enby.
Meckler, who had co-founded the Tea Party Patriots, said, “Parler is being run by an experienced team and is here to stay.”
It is also supported by hedge fund investor Robert Mercer, his daughter Rebekah Mercer and conservative commentator Dan Bongino.