"#Parler website appears to be back online and promises to 'resolve any challenge before us'"
Apparently, they were picked up by the hosting company Epik which also hosts Gab and The Daily Stormer.
@Gargron I guess they’ll make good money hosting “free speech” sites. It’s sad people don’t think of decentralizing onto the Fediverse instead.
@camelion I'd actually rather prefer they stay where they are so they act as a lightning rod for all the people we don't want here
@Gargron afaik parler has some rather ridiculous hardware requirements only aws would be able to fulfill so this will be fun
@Gargron i’ve seen one thread on here i think? either it was here or on birdsite, trying to find it although i don’t promise anything
@Gargron This does not sound good to me. If you have multiple platforms that really powerful weasels don't like running on a single server/provider then I presume it would be easy enough to banish said server/provider and knock out the platforms in a triple whammy.
@Gargron, Epik is the domain registrar and DNS provider. The IP resolves to ddos-guard, which, if a report from Krebs earlier this month is to be believed, is quite suspicious and possibly running afoul of U.S. sanctions. If this is truly the best they can do, then this ain't good.
@Gargron if those Parler users had even minimal tech understanding, they wouldn't trust anything made by the Parler developers to be a private place.
Then again, "understands tech" and "Parler user" probably have little overlap
@Gargron the sad thing is that it looks like we are getting two seperate internet now.
One for the right and one for the left.
This will only radicalice people even more on both sides.
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