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FBI: Parler is called in to investigate the Capitol attack

Participants in the attack 6th January at Capitol of USA are accused of their actions, as they seem to have published in Parler and other major social networking platforms, details of the incident. The head of the House oversight committee asked the FBI yesterday to launch an investigation into application Parler, to identify its role in the recent attack.

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Parler is being touted as an alternative to social media, where conservatives and the far right, who have been excluded from other major platforms, have taken refuge.

The President of the Commission, Carolyn Maloney, wrote to the FBI Director, Chris WrayAnd asked him to investigate how Parler was used before and during its episodes 6th January.

"Many users Parler was arrested and charged with threatening to use force against elected officials or being directly involved in the January 6 attack.", Wrote Maloney.

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The letter to the FBI was first reported by The Washington Post.

The Parler social networking app had started gaining a lot of new users in recent months, especially conservatives. However, the users increased even more when large platforms such as Facebook and Twitter removed the accounts of former President Donald Trump and opposed attempts to spread false allegations about the legitimacy of the elections, calls for a violent uprising and the promotion of conspiracy theories QAnon. Facebook had already removed Qanon-related accounts and pages as of November 2020.

However, a little later and Parler had problems after the Google, Apple and Amazon removed it from their app stores and services, for violent comments posted by users. The ban from Amazon, which also hosted the application servers, was the most important. However, Parler managed to get back on the Internet, with technical difficulties, through a Russian company called DDoS-Guard.

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Many participants in attack were charged after the publication of their activities that day in Parler and other similar applications.

The Supervisory Committee believes that they should be done surveys to find information that will be useful for law enforcement services. The FBI claims that it has already received a lot of information about the attack on Capitol, while he stressed that he also gives rewards for providing information to some suspects.

Source: NBC News

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