After Amazon booted the free speech social media platform from its servers, along with other big tech companies, Parler has finally managed to find a new web hosting server that has been friendly to right-leaning websites.
According to the Washington Examiner, Parler has managed to register its domain and server with Epik, an internet web hosting company that is known for its work with right-leaning websites. Another right-leaning social media network called Gab also uses Epik.
Early on Monday Amazon stopped providing cloud services to Parler, thus causing the website to go offline for sometime, along with Apple and Google banning the platform after the app was the most downloaded application in the country.
Epik made a statement before about Parler being banned claiming that they originally had no discussion about providing future services to Parler, and they acknowledged that Parler was “working on satisfying the requested terms placed upon them.” Epik also came to the defense of Parler when it was unfairly treated compared to their rivals Twitter and Facebook, which created double standards about what free speech constitutes.
Parler has also sued Amazon for their role in making this ban a politically motivated tactic. Along with being anti-competitive, they claim there was a double standard when Amazon has not taken any action against Twitter for similar violent content on its platform.
In the lawsuit, Parler claims without Amazon’s support, “Parler is finished as it has no way to get online.”