Parler chief executive officer John Matze told Fox News that he’s “confident” the popular social media site used by conservatives will return later this month.
“Every day it changes wildly, but I feel confident now. We’re making significant progress. When you go into Parler.com it doesn’t go into the void now, it hits a server, and it returns just one piece of information,” he told Fox.
Users who type parler.com into their web browsers will be taken to a landing page with a post from Matze.
“Hello world, is this thing on?” Matze wrote. It’s followed by an explanation that the site is experiencing technical difficulties and a message to users.
“Now seems like the right time to remind you all — both lovers and haters — why we started this platform. We believe privacy is paramount and free speech essential, especially on social media. Our aim has always been to provide a nonpartisan public square where individuals can enjoy and exercise their rights to both. We will resolve any challenge before us and plan to welcome all of you back soon. We will not let civil discourse perish!”
Amazon de-platformed the site by kicking it off their Amazon Web Services, saying Parler had violated terms of service by not controlling the content.
The app version was also removed from Apple and Google Play stores.