Banner Day for Parler: Back in Apple's App Store, Names New CEO

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    Parler went dark for about a month after Amazon suspended web-hosting services and returned online in February with Los Angeles-based private cloud infrastructure SkySilk, whose CEO said he did it to spite tech giants that abuse their might.

    "Is the power that is being wielded by Big Tech more dangerous than the hate and vitriol of certain places on the Internet?" SkySilk CEO Kevin Matossian asked at the time. "We took the position that big technology's overreach, this unchecked power, is equally frightening."

    "My levels of what I would tolerate are probably substantially lower than most people. I grew up in a religious home, and there are things that are said on the Internet that I wouldn't let my children near," he said. "But where do you draw the line of content moderation? I don't know."





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    This is indeed good news! A happy day for free speech on line. The big tech social media controls over on line content are far too broad and stifling. Today that is alleviated slightly.
     
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    Parler should never have been taken down by Amazon nor taken out of Google and Apple Ap stores.
     
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    WTF is parler? And why would anyone care?
     
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    True, but they are still idiots for (re)-hosting the site in a liberal hellhole, or for the matter, the U.S.. If they were smart (and apparently they are not), they would have servers based in Eastern Europe....places that are apparently more free than here in certain aspects and damn sure know how harmful communism is. Los Angeles....not so much.
     
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    Why is parler running back begging to big tech? Lots of you told me parler had the capital to fund their own servers and take it to the big guy lol!
     
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    they still have a TOS

    https://www.skysilk.com/terms/

    "4.3 Although SkySilk does not monitor content uploaded by Users, if SkySilk is put on notice or you are found to be involved in illegal conduct violating any of the above, SkySilk will request you remove such prohibited materials immediately. SkySilk reserves the right to remove prohibited materials along with associated User accounts without warning or notification to the User."
     
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    Wow!

    CENSORSHIP!!!
     
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    to be honest, would not surprise me if the gov is using this as a honey pot to catch bad guys - I mean it now has AI analyzing messages and tagging them for things like "hate", seems odd to me, but who knows
     
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    Parler is competition for Twitter.
     
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    You should read the link as to the server they are on now. It’s a safe choice.
     
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    In the same way this site is competition for FaceBook.
     
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    Damn these evil Corps really suck at this censorship thing.
     
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    Anyone running a book on how many minutes it will be before they ban their first post or poster? Unbackable odds that when they do the 'free speech' crowd will not care at all.
     
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    as long as they follow their TOS, it is

    Parler added AI to monitor their posts and classify them as hate speech or not
     
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    Twitter sucks anyhow. But you have to be competitive to be competition.
     
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    What happens to Parler if Section 230 is repealed?

    Will the "patriots" have to find new places to plan their patriotic riots?
     
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    This site is not in the same business as Facebook. Most people on Facebook including myself do not use it for political discussions.
     
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    That is like saying that Wendy's and Olive Garden are not in the same business because they do not sell the same kind of food.
     
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    Ah, so basically it's nothing since it has no chance in competing with Twitter.

    Carry on
     
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    To be fair, they said the same thing about FB not being able to compete with MySpace...so there is always a chance
     
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    Gosh... liberals/democrats won't be able to communicate...... what a world.
     
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    Hmmm Well BLM and ANTIFA for sure.
     
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    I'd suggest you delete your PF account and 100% commit to Parler. What could be better for a Trump patriot than living in the RW echo chamber 100%?
     
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    Nope. Section 230 won't be repealed without something equally as Wall Street friendly replaces it.
     

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