Parler registered his domain with the hosting sharing site Epik on Monday, according to publicly available WHOIS search results. However, Epik told FOX Business that it has not participated in discussions with Parler about hosting the alternative social media platform.
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The statement, however, seemed to defend Parler as he slammed tech giants like Facebook and Twitter for making “real change or accountability almost impossible”, claiming that the “political interests and goals of their own leaders end up creating an indisputable double standard for both police and police enforcement. “
“With regard to some eagerness to demand mass deportation and universal cancellations, it is becoming more and more easy to demonize anyone who has different beliefs without acknowledging the actual effects and impact this may have on society,” Epik Senior Vice President wrote. for Communication Robert Davis. Malicious attack campaigns can be easily fabricated online or offline to promote a false public consensus.
“Without smarter discernment outside of a bullying-based assessment of immediate convenience, the decisions we make now can ultimately be used to reduce the freedoms that many take for granted.”
Davis told FOX Business that Epik continued to have a phone call with Parler after being dazzled by his registration, but never discussed hosting the platform. Instead, the conversation revolved strictly around techniques that Parler could use to improve his oversight and content moderation practices to keep the political discourse on his platform from getting out of hand.
“It was not about hosting,” Davis said. “It was Parler who literally wanted to find out what the best ideas were to prevent hateful content on their network in the future.. “
A spokesman for Parler did not immediately return FOX Business’ request for comment.
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Parler’s registration comes after its ties to Amazon Web Services were served after screenshots appeared showing Parler users openly discussing plans for violence at the demonstration that preceded the attack on the Capitol by Trump supporters last week. Parler has since filed a lawsuit alleging that AWS acted with “political animus” in its decision to close the platform and that Amazon committed both a breach of contract and an antitrust breach.
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Meanwhile, Google and Apple have also taken action against Parler in the wake of the events at the Capitol and suspended it from their app stores on Friday due to the lack of moderately “creepy content” posted by users related to the violent siege.
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Epik, founded in 2009, has approx. 2 million domain names under management. Another alternative, conservative-friendly social media platform that registered its domain with Epik is Gab, which claimed to win 10,000 users per hour on Saturday in response to Twitter’s permanent suspension of President Trump’s account.