The social media site Parler opened its new headquarters in Nashville on Oct. 1.
The address on the company’s LinkedIn page now lists Woodland Street in Nashville.
According to a Parler news release, the move from Nevada to Nashville coincides with “continued reopening efforts after the pandemic’s lockdowns.”
In the release, CEO George Farmer shared the benefits of the new location: great weather, Southern hospitality, wonderful music and barbecue.
“Even more than that, though, Tennessee shares Parler’s vision of individual liberty and free expression,” Farmer said in the release.
The right-wing platform markets itself as a social media site where users can speak their minds without being “deplatformed.”
In the release, Parler said it is known as the “world’s town square” and will continue to be a “beacon of free speech.”
In January, the site was taken off the internet because of its ties to the Jan. 6 Capitol riot.
That week, it became the No. 1 free app on iPhones after mainstream social media platforms silenced former President Donald Trump’s accounts due to comments that some believe incited the siege.
After the riot, Amazon soon kicked the site off its web-hosting service. Google and Apple kicked the app off their stores for allowing posts that “incite ongoing violence in the U.S.” and posts that “plan and facilitate yet further illegal and dangerous activities.”
Parler came back online in February with a different hosting service.
Apple has since allowed the app back on the store; however, according to Parler’s Twitter account, certain content is still filtered on the app.
The app is not available in the Google Play store. However, it can be downloaded directly from the mobile site, accessible on all devices.
Other companies that have recently moved to Tennessee include Oracle, Ford and Smith & Wesson.
Through a spokesperson, Gov. Bill Lee applauded the move.
“It’s great to see more competition in the digital space. With companies like The Daily Wire choosing to move here, Nashville is becoming a conservative media capital, and we’re excited to welcome them.”
The Daily Wire, a conservative news site headed by commentator Ben Shapiro, moved its headquarters to Nashville last fall.