Parler gets back online

Conservative social media website Parler has returned to the internet after its service provider suspended the site in the wake of the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol.

Amazon.com Inc.’s cloud unit pulled Parler’s internet service after users planned and supported the riot on the website.

Amazon Web Services said Parler failed to follow rules to remove content that promoted violence after previously receiving multiple warnings about its lack of effective control.

Parler now has the support of SkySilk Inc., a cloud hosting company based in Los Angeles.

The social media site was intermittently available on Monday, with some users complaining they were unable to access it.

Parler’s users included high-profile figures in Republican politics and conservative media such as Fox News hosts Tucker Carlson and Sean Hannity.

Many said they left Twitter Inc.’s service, which has stepped up its effort to fight misinformation. Conservative donor Rebekah Mercer is an investor in Parler, the Wall Street Journal reported in November.

Parler and its interim Chief Executive Officer Mark Meckler didn’t respond to a request for comment. Former Parler CEO John Matze said he was fired in January, according to The Wall Street Journal.

The site remains unavailable on the Apple Store and Google Play Store, where its mobile app was banned after the riot.

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