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Parler interim CEO: Biden welcome on the platform

Parler interim CEO: Biden welcome on the platform
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Parler interim CEO Mark Meckler said Tuesday that President BidenJoe BidenHouse panel approves bill to set up commission on reparations Democrats to offer bill to expand Supreme Court Former Israeli prime minister advises Iran to 'cool down' amid nuclear threats MORE would be welcome on the platform should he choose to join.

Meckler was responding to a question by Fox News host Neil Cavuto who asked if former President TrumpDonald TrumpTrump mocks Murkowski, Cheney election chances Race debate grips Congress US reentry to Paris agreement adds momentum to cities' sustainability efforts MORE would be welcomed on the social media network after Twitter permanently banned from Trump following the Jan. 6 riot at the Capitol.

“What Parler’s really about is being a public square, and a public square is where anybody can come, they can say what they want as long as it’s legal, and Donald Trump hasn’t said anything illegal, as far as I’m aware. He certainly didn’t on Twitter, didn’t on Facebook [or] any of the other places that he was banned,” Meckler said.

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“He would be more than welcome to join us on Parler, we would be happy to have him along with President Biden, we’re happy to have anybody from any party who wants to come on and engage in civil discourse,” he said.

Parler announced on Monday that it is relaunching its platform based on independent technology.

Parler's relaunch came about a month after the platform was suspended from Amazon’s web hosting services, along with Apple and Google’s app stores in light of the riots. The concern came over the way Parler handled potentially threatening content.

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Meckler told Fox News that he thought the platform would be back on Apple’s App Store soon, but that he wasn’t interested in trying to get back on Google.

“We’re not really interested in being back on Google. They’re not for free speech; they’re anti-free speech,” Meckler said. “I anticipate we’ll be back on Apple, not so worried about Google.” 

The company became the platform of choice for conservatives who felt other social media platforms were censoring right-wing content.