The social network Parler, popular among Trump supporters, receives help from a Russian technology company. Parler disappeared after the attack on the US parliament building by supporters of outgoing President Donald Trump, because webhost Amazon ceased to cooperate. According to Amazon, Parler ‘did too little to prevent’ calls for violence from users of the platform.
Parler’s website has been accessible since Monday. The only thing that remains to be seen is a message from CEO John Matze, who says that the service will be available’ soon ‘ again.
The IP address used by Parler is owned by the company DDos-Guard. DDos-Guard is operated by two Russians. Among other things, the company sells protection against DDoS attacks. It is registered in Belize.
Critics of Parler point out that the support provided by the Russian company poses a ‘security risk’ and that it is an odd choice for a website whose users claim to be patriotic.