Articles about Parler

Parler is an American microblogging platform that allows users to interact in communities. Before President Joe Biden was sworn in, Big Tech social media platforms made Parler the scapegoat for the Capitol Hill incident that unfolded in January 2021 alleging that the app was a hub for Donald Trump supporters, conspiracy theorists, and right-wing extremists who openly discussed and planned the capitol riots on the app. Parler shot to fame due to these allegations. It was founded in 2018 by John Matze and led by him until January 29, 2021. Co-founder and investor Rebekah Mercer played a pivotal role in Matze’s dismissal. The app was kicked off the Google Play Store and Apple App Store while Amazon Web services stopped hosting Parler based on the aforementioned allegations. However, Parler claimed that it had warned the FBI several times prior to the Capitol Hill incident. The app has now resurfaced and as of January 2021, it has 20 million total users. It was reinstated in the Apple App Store on May 17.

Parler warned FBI over 50 times before Capitol Hill protests

31 Mar 2021

Business
Parler warned FBI over 50 times before Capitol Hill protests

Free speech platform Parler reportedly informed the FBI of violent content on its platform in the days leading up to the Capitol Hill riots.

NewsBytes Briefing: Tesla surprises customers with two-for-one offer, and more

31 Mar 2021

Technology
NewsBytes Briefing: Tesla surprises customers with two-for-one offer, and more

Tesla customers were in for a surprise when they received two withdrawals instead of one for vehicles that cost anywhere between $37,000 and $100,000.

NewsBytes Briefing: BuzzFeed finally gets Trump, and more

06 Feb 2021

Technology
NewsBytes Briefing: BuzzFeed finally gets Trump, and more

The fine journalists at BuzzFeed saw documents implicating former US President Donald Trump of many terrible things, but quickly deemed them too evil to be seen by their readers. So now we must take their word on the orange man being bad.

Trump was offered 40 percent stake in Parler, claims report

06 Feb 2021

Technology
Trump was offered 40 percent stake in Parler, claims report

According to documents claimed to have been seen by BuzzFeed News, the Trump Organization was in talks with free-speech platform Parler, allegedly during Donald Trump's presidential term.

NewsBytes Briefing: Amazon caught stealing tips from employees, and more

04 Feb 2021

Technology
NewsBytes Briefing: Amazon caught stealing tips from employees, and more

Amazon is known to routinely work its employees to death, but it gets worse. The American technology giant has been caught stealing tips from drivers working under the Flex program.

Parler CEO reveals he has been fired by the board

04 Feb 2021

Business
Parler CEO reveals he has been fired by the board

Former Parler CEO John Matze sent a memo to staffers on February 3 saying his position as CEO of the company had been terminated with immediate effect on January 29.

Parler website returns with help from Russian firm; Still unusable

20 Jan 2021

Technology
Parler website returns with help from Russian firm; Still unusable

A week after Silicon Valley oligarchs collectively banded together to eliminate the fastest growing social media platform Parler, it is back online in limited capacity.

BSB splitting? Bandmates Brian, Kevin's political disagreement fuels rift rumors

16 Jan 2021

Entertainment
BSB splitting? Bandmates Brian, Kevin's political disagreement fuels rift rumors

Brian Littrell, one part of the most popular pop boy band of the '90s, Backstreet Boys, has earned himself a controversy.

Google suspends Parler citing need for moderation; Apple issues warning

09 Jan 2021

Technology
Google suspends Parler citing need for moderation; Apple issues warning

In the wake of recent violence at the United States Capitol, Google Play Store has temporarily suspended Parler, a free speech-centric social media app. Apple has also issued a stern warning.