Parlement Technologies, the father or mother firm of the far-right social media website Parler, is working with a skeleton crew after shedding most of its workers, based on a brand new report by the Verge.
Parler, a short bastion of conservative social media, has been whittled away for months now, and it might not have a lot of a future. As reported by the Verge, Parlement started shedding individuals in November into the tip December, when it let go of 75% of its complete employees. The layoffs affected c-suite executives in control of expertise, operations, advertising, and extra, leaving solely 20 staff at Parlement and Parler as of as we speak.
Gizmodo reached out to Parler on Wednesday to ask for touch upon the Verge’s report however didn’t hear again.
Meanwhile, over on Parler itself, the corporate appeared to be dwelling in a grandiose alternate actuality. In an #OnThisDay put up on Tuesday, the corporate celebrated its supposed return to glory after being kicked largely kicked off the web for its position within the Jan. 6 riot on the Capitol in 2021.
“#OnThisDay two years ago, Parler was de-platformed by Amazon Web Services. After being #1 in the IOS store the day before, Google and Apple followed and removed the Parler app from their app stores,” the corporate wrote from @Parler. “Two years later, on our own cloud servers and back on the Apple and Google Play stores, #Parler has been rebuilt and better than ever.”
Considering that George Farmer, CEO of Parler and Parlement, hasn’t posted on the social media platform in practically month—in stark distinction to his counterparts Elon Musk on Twitter and Donald Trump on Truth Social—it’s arduous to argue that Parler is “better than ever.”
The platform momentarily returned to the mainstream final yr when Kanye West, the artist now legally often called Ye, introduced his intention to purchase Parler after he was restricted from Instagram and Twitter for antisemitic feedback. Ye, nevertheless, infamous for making grand statements and never following by way of with them, modified his thoughts in regards to the buy weeks later and backed out.
“In response to numerous media inquiries, Parlement Technologies would like to confirm that the company has mutually agreed with Ye to terminate the intent of sale of Parler,” Parler stated in regards to the failed deal this past December, across the time of its layoffs.
Judging by the Verge’s report, evidently Parlement has had a tricky time on the lookout for future alternatives for progress. In hindsight, although, the corporate’s struggles do clarify why I used to be spammed with so many Parler emails about Melania Trump’s Christmas decoration assortment.
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