Other than Amazon's decision, Google and Apple removed Parler from its respective app stores. "Now seems like the right time to remind you all - both lovers and haters - why we started this platform", Matze wrote in a message on the page explaining the site's status.
- Correction: A previous version of this article misidentified Epik's business relationship with Parler and other websites.
Following Amazon's cutting of service, Parler had been down for about eight days. The site had featured anti-Semitic posts by a man preparing to attack a Pittsburgh synagogue. Several reports have detailed how Parler users planned aspects of the January 6 attack on the platform. Parler turned out to be one of the top downloaded applications from the App store in the United States shortly after Donald Trump's Twitter account was banned on the back of the Capitol attack.
Parler did not immediately reply to a request to comment.
Google additionally suspended Parler from its Play Retailer, and Amazon Internet Providers stopped offering hosting service after screenshots taken from Parler appeared to indicate Parler customers overtly discussing plans for violence on the rally that preceded the assault on the Capitol.
"We looked at the incitement to violence that was on [Parler]". Parler, in a court filing, citing text messages between Matze and an Amazon representative, claimed Amazon was primarily concerned with whether President Donald Trump would migrate to Parler after his Twitter account was banned last week. That followed bans by Google and Apple from their mobile device app stores.
Telegram's downloads soared last week after Twitter and Facebook banned U.S. President Donald Trump's accounts and Google and Apple removed conservative social network Parler from their app stores in the wake of the violent storming of the U.S. Capitol on January 6. "We have suspended Parler from the App Store until they resolve these issues", reads a statement from the company.