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    Liberal Media Sure Are Obsessed With Villifying #Parler As Alternative To Twitter

    Liberal Media Sure Are Obsessed With Villifying #Parler As Alternative To Twitter

    “A whopping 500,000 users [including Legal Insurrection] signed up for social-media platform Parler after Twitter shut down two conservative accounts this week”

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    There have been many attempts to create a Twitter alternative, but in the wake of Twitter’s decision to censor a tweet by President Trump and its permanent bans on prominent right-leaning accounts like that of meme master CarpeDonktum, Parler is attracting users at a startling rate.

    So startling is the growth of Parler, a free speech-friendly Twitter alternative, that the leftstream and #NeverTrump media are attempting to vilify it as the refuge of racists and white supremacists and fascists. Oh my!

    The headlines are hilarious:

    • Newsweek: “Who Owns Parler? Social Media Platform Offers Safe Space for the Far Right”
    • The Bulwark: “The Far Right Establishes Autonomous Zone Safe Space App Parler: ‘Free Speech!’ cry the snowflakes seeking a place to vent about their triggered feelings.”
    • Hollywood Reporter: “‘I’m Done’: Right-Wing Personalities Ditching Twitter for Parler Over Claims of Censorship”
    • Fast Company: “I joined Parler, the right-wing echo chamber’s new favorite alt-Twitter”
    • Forbes: “As Twitter Labels Trump Tweets, Some Republicans Flock To New Social Media Site”
    • Yahoo News: “Parler, a right-wing social media site, lures conservatives, but Trump sticks with Twitter — so far”

    Over the course of only a few days, Parler gained a whopping 500k new users, so the pearl-clutching on the left is, for once, warranted.

    A whopping 500,000 users signed up for social-media platform Parler after Twitter shut down two conservative accounts this week, according to user metrics obtained by Mediaite.

    The surge brings the two-year-old platform’s total number of users to 1.5 million, according to data provided by the company, an increase of 50 percent. The company, co-founded in 2018 by John Matze and Jared Thomson, bills itself as a “non-biased free speech” alternative to Twitter that applies broadcast standards to content its users publish — meaning it doesn’t censor political speech, but does prohibit certain content, such as hardcore pornography, that Twitter permits.

    The development comes after Twitter on Tuesday banned Carpe Donktum, a well-known meme creator whose content is often shared by President Donald Trump, and locked an account belonging to National Pulse editor Raheem Kassam. Those actions sparked outcry from conservatives who encouraged users to join Parler, including Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), who on Thursday said he had joined the platform because it “gets what free speech is all about.”

    The goal of Big Tech was to silence or mute conservative voices via shadow banning and removing the accounts of those who didn’t have a means of or a platform for fighting back.  They want us tweeting into the abyss, thinking we are reaching people while they have ensured that we are not.

    They want to silence us, not move us to a platform where we can organize, coordinate, and share information.  That, I think, is their worst nightmare writ large, and that is precisely why the leftstream and #NeverTrump media are spitting venom at Parler.

    Sen. Ted Cruz sums it up best:

    Despite their hyperbolic hysteria, Parler is home to a huge number of conservatives, not just the banned and KKK.

    CNBC reports:

    Jim Jordan, Elise Stefanik and Nikki Haley all have something in common, other than a strong affection towards President Trump.

    The three Republican politicians joined social media app Parler this week, adding their profiles to a site that’s emerged as the new digital stomping ground for anti-Twitter conservatives. Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas arrived earlier this month and Rep. Devin Nunes of California started in February, while Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky has been a member since 2018, the year the app launched.

    . . . . The catalyst for the latest growth surge was a story from The Wall Street Journal on Wednesday, which said that the Trump administration was looking for alternatives to Facebook and Twitter over concern that more content is going to be blocked as the election campaign heats up. The Journal named Parler as a possible alternative.

    Two days later, Parler was the top-ranked iPhone app in the news category, ahead of Twitter and Reddit, and 24th overall, just behind Venmo and WhatsApp, according to App Annie. User growth surged to 1.5 million from 1 million over the course of about a week, said John Matze, Parler’s 27-year-old founder and CEO.

    Indeed, there are a large number of conservative voices on Parler that we all know and love, including Legal Insurrection!

    And yours truly:

    Our very own Katya and Stacey are there, too!

    While the site is currently attracting a lot of conservatives and there’s a report that the Parler CEO is hoping more lefties join, I’ve been there only two days and have already received an awesome parley from a leftie troll:

    https://parler.com/profile/Maddpatriot/comments

    Don’t you just love every. single. word? From the condescending “darling” right through to the leftie who loves feels over facts admonishing me not to “let the facts get in your way.”  Leftie trolls are pure giggle.  I can’t get enough of them, and I suspect that we will be seeing a lot more of them as the right moves to Parler.  They won’t be able to help themselves.

    If President Trump makes the plunge . . . forget about it.  Twitter is toast.  Every single leftie from the Democrat media stenographers to every Democrat and leftie loon will have to follow. Or be left behind in their own leftie safe space, a left-wing echo chamber the right abandoned them to due to their own hubris in silencing our voices.  Seems fitting somehow, doesn’t it?

    [FS edit to subheading: moved notice of LI joining Parler for clarity]

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    Okay I’m in and following.


     
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    Toad-O | June 28, 2020 at 1:48 pm

    Does Facebook also practice shadow banning? It seems to me that certain kinds of posts get much less response than expected.

      I haven’t used FB in ages (and then mostly just played FarmVille), so I really don’t know. It sounds like it might be if you are noticing that your voice is not being heard as it once was, though.


       
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      gibbie in reply to Toad-O. | June 29, 2020 at 4:22 pm

      Somebody I know who has a business tells me that Facebook silently limits how many of your followers get to see your posts according to some algorithm which is designed to maximize Facebook’s advertising revenue. But I’m sure that couldn’t be true. That would be greedy and underhanded.


     
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    notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital | June 29, 2020 at 1:22 am

    Anyone know more about this?
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    Richard Grenell
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    Jun 27
    .
    @Twitter
    launched an investigation of me for this tweet calling it unacceptable to kill gay people.

    But they allow the Muslim Brotherhood’s video calling for the death of gay people to continue.
    @jack

    Richard Grenell
    @
    · Jun 26
    Every US government agency and official must speak clearly that this is unacceptable. twitter.com/MEMRIReports/s…
    Richard Grenell
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    Jun 27
    Also, if
    @Twitter
    is employing digital police to review comments, shouldn’t they kick off the people calling for gays to be set on fire and killed?

    ian bremmer
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    · Jun 27
    Replying to @RichardGrenell @parler_app and @Twitter
    Some rando complained, twitter looked into it, it’s BS, they tell you accordingly.

    What else should they do?
    Not allow folks to complain?
    Not look into it?
    Not tell you they looked into it?

    I’ve plenty of twitter gripes but this seems like reasonable practice.

    Richard Grenell
    “If you have digital police, maybe the investigation should remove the Muslim Brotherhood video calling for my death – and then send me an email thanking me for highlighting barbaric and dangerous rhetoric?

    But the video is still up.

    ian bremmer
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    · Jun 27
    Replying to @RichardGrenell and @Twitter
    And you say no? Again, I’m not saying you agree with the terms of service around content. I’m asking whether you think there should be terms at all and, if so, a process.

    My answer to both of these is yes.


     
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    Ro Gal | June 29, 2020 at 10:16 am

    The radical left is so predictable. Do anything they don’t like and you’re a racist. Kind of like the old Jeff Foxworthy’s “you might be a redneck bit”. If you dare to question my actiosn….You might be a racist.


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