Parler announces official relaunch

Social media service Parler on Monday said it is officially relaunching its platform, more than a month after it was suspended from Amazon’s web hosting services over violent posts regarding the deadly Jan. 6 riot at the Capitol.

The platform notably uses minimal content moderation methods and had gained popularity largely among conservative users fleeing mainstream social media platforms they accused of anti-conservative bias.

The app was pulled from the Apple and Google play stores, and later suspended by Amazon, after posts were identified on the platform discussing the insurrection at the Capitol.

Parler is searching for a new permanent CEO as it looks to return, after former CEO John Matze was fired from the board after the platform went dark.