As far as Epik hosting the site goes, I have only one opinion...
Censor the content, not the platform.
Here is my take on the whole censorship issue...
You have someone who is demented and talks about killing people. When you see it on a forum you can moderate it and you can answer the poster. When numerous posters try to correct the individual it keeps him engaged and it shows the community this person has a problem. By continuing to engage the poster in a positive constructive way and removing the hateful content you hopefully keep him off the street. He comes back, posts again and the process repeats.
Now side two, ban him, ban the platform, ban everything. Poster goes and vents his frustration in real life.
One can never control what people say or put into print but at least with the printed word you can engage and try to correct the behavior. If you remove all platforms these people use you are inviting real life violence instead of conversing in print.
Censorship by deplatforming companies like parler, epik, gab etc is the worst common denominator, it will cause more new hatret than what they are trying to censor in the first place. Look at what is happening in washington now, the fear is escalated riots. Instead of banning Trump they should have called for him to engage the users of twitter and tell them he does not endorse hatret. By taking that away the movement has spread like wildfire and has taken on a life of its own.
It is up to forum leaders to gently guide individuals and platforms can be used to communicate with vast amount of people in a relatively short time. Each one we shut down is a missed opportunity to engage with the platforms users in a constructive way.