Parler Partially Online Again Thanks to Russian Tech Firm

The social media site has been offline since Jan. 11

Parler’s John Matze via Instragram

Parler went back online, at least partially, on Monday night with help from a Russian technology firm called DDos-Guard.

As of Tuesday, the social media site popular with right-wingers and supporters of Donald Trump managed to load four posts, or Parleys in the site’s vernacular, on desktop devices. The site still does not function on mobile phones — and remains off of popular app stores from Apple and Google.

“Our return is inevitable due to hard work, and persistence against all odds,” Parler CEO John Matze said in a statement on the website. “Despite the threats and harassment not one Parler employee has quit. We are becoming closer and stronger as a team.”

DDos-Guard and its parent company, Cognitive Cloud LP is “controlled by two Russian men and provides services including protection from distributed denial of service attacks,” according to Reuters.


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