In the weeks when Parler was offline, many moved to Telegram, Gab, MeWe, and other fringe platforms. Advertisement“Fuck Parler” was a common refrain on Patriots.win, a rabidly pro-Trump forum formerly known as TheDonald. But Parler, whose user interface mimics Twitter’s, tapped into a desire for a new online space for people who felt persecuted by Silicon Valley. On Monday after the site went live again, the new CEO sought to reassure users that Parler was back for good. Even when Parler was online, they simply mirrored their posts on other platforms rather than engaging in any meaningful way.