Parler returns online following month-long hiatus after Capitol riot

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Parler came back online Monday, more than a month after Amazon forced the controversial social network into a lengthy hiatus. The Twitter-like platform also named conservative activist Mark Meckler as its interim CEO after its board of directors fired co-founder John Matze, who led the company through most of its unplanned pause. Parler went dark in early January after Amazon Web Services booted the site from its servers over its failure to police its users’ violent posts in the wake of the Jan. 6 Capitol riots. The Nevada-based startup said in a press release that it is running on “sustainable, independent technology and not reliant on so-called ‘Big Tech’ for its operations.” The company did not say who replaced Amazon as its web host.