The irony is blinding! Parler, the MAGA social media alternative to Twitter, reappeared on Sunday after Amazon and other big tech companies cut them off. However, they are back online thanks to a Russian backed technology firm.
On Monday, Parler’s website was reachable again, though only with a message from its chief executive saying he was working to restore functionality.
The internet protocol address it used is owned by DDos-Guard, which is controlled by two Russian men and provides services including protection from distributed denial of service attacks, infrastructure expert Ronald Guilmette told Reuters.
If the website is fully restored, Parler users would be able to see and post comments. Most users prefer the app, however, which remains banned from the official Apple Inc and Google stores.
Parler CEO John Matze and representatives of DDoS-Guard did not reply to requests for comment.
John Matze posted the following message on the site earlier today.
This seems to be a fitting end to the Donald Trump era of American politics. After being accused for four years of being backed by the Russians and their potential involvement in the 2016 election, the fact that Parler is now backed by Russia is the icing on the cake.