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Parler, a conservative social media site, is being interrogated by a house committee. The committee is seeking answers if Trump was offered stake in Parler. They will be investigating its ownership and possible links to Russia as well.
New media reports suggest Parler has struggled to return to full operation for weeks and fired its chief executive last week. The conservative social media site has been a fast-growing alternative to mainstream social media sites like Facebook. Things have changed a bit for Parler ever since the Jan. 6 assault on the U.S. Capitol where it was used to instigate and celebrate the incident.
According to Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney (D-N.Y.), the committee’s chairwoman, a number of Parler users have been arrested since the attacks and also cited a number of instances where threats were made to individuals via Parler.
She further added individuals involved on Jan 6 must not be allowed to hide behind the veil of anonymity provided by shell companies.
Earlier during the FBI investigation, the company was found to be using a Russian-owned Web services company, DDoS-Guard. This was done since Amazon Web Services and other companies withdrew their technical support last month.
The House of the committee also showed interest in Parler’s chief executive’s marriage to a Russian woman, even though the company fired the executive, John Matze, last week.