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Right-leaning Network Parler Seeks To Be ‘Big Tech’ Alternative

Parler, a social network popular with US conservatives that was temporarily kicked offline after the 2021 Capitol attack, announced Friday it would restructure to focus on users who risk being ousted from the internet.

Parler created a new parent company Parlement Technologies and acquired cloud-services provider Dynascale, which offers private and hybrid cloud services “as an alternative to Big Tech providers,” it said in a statement.

Parlement, which has secured $16 million in new funding, aims to “power the future of free speech” and act as “a guiding force in the fight against Big Tech, Big Government, censorship, and cancel culture,” it said.

Parler was pulled from the Apple and Google online marketplaces and effectively shut down when Amazon Web Services cut ties over allegations the platform failed to stop incitement of violence ahead of the January 6 siege of the US Capitol.

Parler had become a haven for Donald Trump supporters as well as far-right users who say they have been censored by other social media platforms such as Twitter.

It took Parler more than a month to find a way to come back online and it has since returned to the Apple and Google Play stores after agreeing on content moderation policies.

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