Parler is now offline after Amazon severed ties, and its CEO said it could be down for a week at least
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Parleris now offline. Amazonbooted the app off its web-hosting servers after it said Parler failed to moderate threats of violence.
- Parler CEO John Matze said the site could be down for up to a week.
Parler, the social media app popular with supporters of President
Twitter permanently suspended President Donald Trump's account. The app was briefly at the top of Apple's App Store, and according to data from app analytics firm Sensor Tower it saw 210,000 downloads on Friday, up 281% from the day before. Numerous conservative figures and personalities including lawmakers also announced they're moving to Parler following Twitter's suspension of Trump. Gab, another social media site famous for appealing to the right-wing, said on Saturday it was gaining 100,000 users per hour.
Experts previously told Insider that Parler is likely to survive being booted off Amazon's services. "It is realistic to expect that Parler will find another provider to host their services like AWS [Amazon Web Services]," said Max Aliapoulios, a computer science Ph. D candidate at New York University.
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