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Congress asked the FBI to investigate the app’s role in promoting ‘civil unrest’ in the U.S. — but the entire social media ecosystem demands scrutiny

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The House Oversight and Reform Committee chair demanded on Thursday that the FBI “conduct a robust examination” of Parler and its alleged role in the Capitol riots on January 6, which resulted in the deaths of five individuals and for which hundreds of people are being investigated by the Justice…

In another era, Parler would have owned its servers—and remained online

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When Amazon Web Services decided to stop hosting the alt-right social network Parler last week following the insurrection at the Capitol, it looked like the site was doomed to go offline.

Migrating an app successfully between cloud providers, and ensuring it works on the other side as expected, is hard…

The ‘free speech’ site isn’t the first to lose its web hosting. Here’s how the adult industry works around similar sanctions.

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In the wake of the Capitol riots last week, technology companies cracked down on Parler, a self-proclaimed “free speech” social media network, saying it failed to take down calls for violence. These measures extended further than the social media content warnings and suspensions that are usually at the heart of…

’Guaranteed not a hack’

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Before Parler went offline Monday morning, a hacker reportedly downloaded all the data that users had shared to the platform, including images, video, and deleted posts mentioning the assault on the Capitol last week, Motherboard reported.

Now, some Trump supporters who have fled to MeWe and Telegram are insisting the…

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