Parler website partially returns with support from Russian-owned technology firm | Social media

Mabel R. Acton

Parler, the social network popular with Donald Trump supporters, has partially returned online with the help of a Russian-owned technology company.

The network vanished from the internet after it was dropped by Amazon’s hosting arm and other partners over a lack of moderation after its users called for violence and posted videos glorifying the attack on the US Capitol on 6 January.

On Monday, Parler’s website was reachable again, though only with a message from its chief executive, John Matze, saying he was working to restore functionality.

The internet protocol (IP) address it used is owned by DDos-Guard, which is

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Global Stem Cell Media Market 2020 Outlook Highlights Major Opportunities, Advance Technology, Top Companies Analysis to 2025

Mabel R. Acton

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Jan 29, 2021 (CDN Newswire via Comtex) —
Global Stem Cell Media Market 2020 by Manufacturers, Regions, Type and Application, Forecast to 2025 interprets market overview, value chain structure, industrial environment, regional analysis, applications, market size, and forecast. The report is one of the most comprehensive and important additions to our archive of market research studies. The report presents an extensive analysis of market competition, regional expansion, and market segmentation by type, application, and geography supported by exact market figures. The report discusses different growth drivers, market

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Opinion | Is social media activism actually effective? | Opinion

Mabel R. Acton

In recent years and especially in 2020, social media has been used as a tool for activism. On almost every social platform, it’s incredibly easy to spread awareness, educate followers and share petitions.

There’s no doubt that social media has played a large part in raising awareness about the coronavirus and distributing petitions for social movements like Black Lives Matter. However, it’s important to stop and think about what social media activism actually is and what it actually accomplishes.

Do the benefits outweigh the consequences? Is the possibility of misinformation justified at the cost of social change?

Take a look

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Trump Isn’t the Only One on Trial. The Conservative Media Is, Too.

Mabel R. Acton

Mr. Carusone said that Mr. Hannity’s evolution was goaded by Mr. Trump’s ability to use social media to promote unproven, reckless arguments — and by social media companies’ ability to give him a platform without themselves facing repercussions for his speech, thanks to Section 230. “Trump increasingly was able to leapfrog Fox News, in terms of building a relationship to Fox News’s own audience,” he said. “So Fox News lost the keys to the gate.”

But in the past month, Mr. Trump has lost his set of keys, too. He was kicked off Twitter and Facebook after the Capitol riot,

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