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Kanye Buying His Own Social Media Platform
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Kanye Is Buying Parler Platform

Entertainer calls it a move to make sure 'conservative opinions' are heard

(Newser) - Social media platforms keep banning Kanye West, so now he plans to buy his own. The entertainer now known as Ye has struck a deal to buy Parler, which is seen as a sort-of right-wing Twitter, reports Axios . "In a world where conservative opinions are considered to be controversial...

Parler Receives a Major Cash Infusion

It's not clear in this week's SEC filing where the $20M in new funding for the right-wing app came from

(Newser) - Last year at this time, social media app Parler was struggling a bit, rendered more or less inaccessible after Google Play, Apple, and Amazon yanked it for violent content tied to the Jan. 6 riot at the US Capitol. Parler eventually made somewhat of a return online, and a new...

Parler Is Back in Apple's App Store—With Conditions

Think of it as 'Parler Lite or Parler PG'

(Newser) - Parler is set to make a reappearance in Apple's App Store on Monday, after the latter company reviewed changes that the social media platform made to address concerns of lax moderation. The news comes on the heels of reports last month that Apple had cleared the way for this...

Apple Says Parler Can Return to App Store
Parler Cleared for
App Store Return

Parler Cleared for App Store Return

Apple says Parler has agreed to make changes

(Newser) - In what Republican Rep. Ken Buck calls a "huge win for free speech," Apple has decided to allow social media app Parler to return to the App store. In a letter Buck tweeted Monday, Apple exec Timothy Powderly said Apple has approved a version of the app with...

Fired CEO of Parler Sues, Saying He Was Cheated

John Matze charges he was told his 40% stake was worth $3

(Newser) - The fired chief executive of Parler has counterpunched. John Matze has sued the right-wing social media platform he co-founded, accusing the company of an "arrogant theft" in seizing his share and bullying him to drive him out. Rebekah Mercer, the wealthy Republican donor who backed the site, is named...

Parler Says It Is Now 'Here to Stay'

Social media site returns, minus old posts

(Newser) - Parler is back after more than a month offline, with a new CEO—but none of its old content. It's not clear whether the removal of old posts is the result of the social media site's removal from host Amazon Web Services last month or a "scorched-earth...

Parler CEO Fired
Parler CEO John Matze Fired

Parler CEO John Matze Fired

Board of controversial social network terminates him

(Newser) - Parler is without a CEO. The board of the controversial social network, which was forced largely offline due to violent far-right rhetoric making the rounds on it, terminated John Matze last week, Matze confirmed to Reuters after the move was first reported by Fox News . "On January 29, 2021,...

Judge: Amazon Doesn't Have to Restore Parler Now

Court rules on injunction but not the entire case

(Newser) - Amazon won't be forced to immediately restore web service to Parler after a federal judge ruled Thursday. The court was considering a plea to reinstate the fast-growing social media app, which is favored by followers of former President Donald Trump. US District Judge Barbara Rothstein said she wasn't...

Parler Returns to the Web
Parler Is Back Online

Parler Is Back Online

Controversial social media site returns to the web

(Newser) - Parler is back. The website for the controversial social network was online again as of Sunday afternoon, CNN reports, indicating it has found a hosting service after Amazon Web Services gave it the boot, though it's not clear which host that might be. "Hello world, is this thing...

Amazon to Judge: Don't Make Us Reinstate Parler

Company says lack of moderation led to 'steady increase' in violent content

(Newser) - Amazon has asked a federal judge to deny a request to reinstate the cloud-service account for conservative social media network Parler, claiming Parler shrugged off police violence content on its site before and after the insurrection at the US Capitol. Amazon's lawyers made the claim on Tuesday, a day...

Parler Files Antitrust Suit Against Amazon

Company wants judge to order it reinstated

(Newser) - Parler, which went offline early Monday after Amazon pulled it from its web-hosting service, has asked a federal judge to order its reinstatement. The social media company filed a lawsuit in federal court in Seattle Monday, saying Amazon's "decision to effectively terminate Parler's account is apparently motivated...

Amazon Joins Google, Apple in Parler Ban
Parler Is Now Inaccessible
After Amazon's Move

Parler Is Now Inaccessible After Amazon's Move

The social network says other cloud-hosting companies aren't jumping to work with it

(Newser) - Parler was inaccessible as of early Monday after Amazon went forward with its decision to suspend the Twitter-like platform from its web-hosting services, reports the Guardian . Per the Washington Post , Amazon said late Saturday that Parler violated its terms of service, citing inadequate content moderation. "Recently, we’ve seen...

Parler CEO After Apple, Google Play Moves: 'We Won't Cave!'

Google Play has yanked the Parler app, and it looks like Apple is about to

(Newser) - On the same day Twitter permanently banned President Trump due to what it says was a risk of further incitement of violence, another social media platform found itself contending with its own troubles related to the same. CNN Business reported Friday that Google Play has yanked the app for Parler,...

Trump Sneaks in 4 More Tweets, Hints of 'Own Platform'

Michael Flynn, Sidney Powell also get banned from Twitter

(Newser) - Twitter permanently suspended President Trump's personal account, @RealDonaldTrump, on Friday, but the commander in chief quickly found a temporary workaround. CNBC reports that Trump managed to sneak in four more tweets from the government-owned @POTUS account on Friday evening, although those tweets were also removed from the platform almost...

Deputy Fired Over 'Disturbing' Parler Posts

Aaron Hoffman: Posts seeking violent overthrow of elected officials, killing John Roberts weren't mine

(Newser) - A Virginia sheriff's deputy in Prince William County has been fired over "disturbing" remarks he appears to have made on a conservative social-media site, though he insists he wasn't the one who posted them. Per FOX 5 , Aaron Hoffman is calling the situation a "giant nightmare"...

Billionaire's Daughter Is Backing Parler

Rebekah Mercer played a vital role in getting the social-media network started

(Newser) - A social media app that's soaring in popularity—especially among conservatives and libertarians—didn't just come out of nowhere. The Wall Street Journal reports that Rebekah Mercer, a deep-pocketed conservative donor, played a big role in getting Parler up on its feet. In fact, Parler CEO John Matze...

No. 1 Downloaded App Is a Snub to Twitter
No. 1 Downloaded App
Is a Snub to Twitter

No. 1 Downloaded App Is a Snub to Twitter

Parler is a right-leaning alternative for conservative users

(Newser) - A peek at the charts for Apple's App Store and the Google Play Store reveals a common theme: Parler is the No. 1 free downloaded app. As it turns out, the trend is a recent one, and it's all tied to Election 2020, reports TechCrunch . Parler is a...

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