Conservative social media platform Parler acquired and then immediately shut down by new owner

Parler has been acquired. Parler has also just been shut down.On Friday, the digital media company Starboard announced that it had acquired Parler, the conservative social media platform. According to Starboard, the deal went through on Good Friday and it bought Parler for an undisclosed amount.Following Starboard’s announcement on Friday, the company immediately shut down Parler’s website. A note on reads “no reasonable person believes that a Twitter clone just for conservatives is a viable business any more.”To be clear though, this isn’t an anti-conservative statement from Starboard. It’s strictly business. Starboard’s statement goes on to praise former Parler CEO George Farmer for Parler’s more recent move into providing alternative IT and cloud services solutions through its former parent company Parlament Technologies. “We focus on working with groups that are advocating for or otherwise advancing conservative causes or conservative beliefs,” Starboard CEO Ryan Coyne told the Daily Caller News Foundation in 2021, back when Starboard was known as Olympic Media. SEE ALSO: Trump-backed Truth Social allegedly owes $1.6m in unpaid hosting fees According to its social media platforms, Starboard offers digital marketing and ad agency services. In that same 2021 Daily Caller piece, the agency previously worked with current and former Republican Congress members like Jim Jordan, Elise Stefanik, and Madison Cawthorn and conservative organizations like Turning Point USA.“Parler’s large user base and additional strategic assets represent an enormous opportunity for Starboard to continue to build aggressively in our media and publishing business,” Starboard CEO Ryan Coyne said in a…Conservative social media platform Parler acquired and then immediately shut down by new owner