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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”

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:

https://twitter.com/fuzislippers/status/1275958797383720972

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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Let the commmie bastards villify away! — It’s PR for the site!

    They call it a site for the “far right”.

    Far right is defined as anyone who: (1) does not believe Obama is god; (2) does not hate the USA (3) thinks rioters and looters who assault people and police should actually be arrested (4) reasons and thinks rather than mindlessly repeating what the media feeds us.

    I guess we are “far right” under their fake news definition.

I hope Parler succeeds.

    Me, too, snopercod. One thing the leftie troll parlay reminded me of was how thoroughly I’ve been muted/shadowbanned on Twitter. A few years ago, I got stuff like this multiple times daily, but now I never ever get a leftie troll tweet . . . because NO ONE Is seeing my tweets.

    I will be closing my Twitter soon (not sure if they can be deleted, but they can be deactivated). I have zero reason to be on Twitter when I reach more people with my 14 followers (so far!) on Parler than I do with over 5k on Twitter.

      JusticeDelivered in reply to Fuzzy Slippers. | June 27, 2020 at 9:10 pm

      I just joined. Arrogance at Twitter, Facebook, Google (YouTube) & most media sites has steadily grown. If we can move traffic, that will hit their income.

      Any word on President Trump dumping Twitter? Maybe start by setting up a system which posts to Twitter and Parler. Post more limited to Twitter, so that users must go to Parler to get all the information. Or maybe only respond to people who post to Parler.

      In other words, use Twitter to drive users to Parler.

      Add this to the addled lefty.
      https://twitter.com/SheriffTNehls/status/1276646406682484736

      Sheriff Troy Nehls
      @SheriffTNehls
      A US Postal worker was just caught on video throwing a stack of my campaign mailers in a dumpster. Some patriots nearby heard a noise when she tossed them in & went to investigate. They found a stack of them and called me. No wonder people are skeptical of mail in voting.

      Log on to it. You’ll be pleasantly surprised who is on it.

healthguyfsu | June 27, 2020 at 7:44 pm

Someone please tell Newsweek, it’s not a safe space, it’s simply called “space” when the Twitnana republic deplatforms with extreme prejudice.

Is it possible to read Parler without signing up?

    I don’t think so, clintack. Sign-up is free, though they do require a phone number (one thing that stopped me signing up earlier), but I just don’t care who knows my number since I don’t answer unless I know who is calling anyway. All this data mining crap is lost on me because I ignore it all.

      So, not banned, just temporarily suspended as a warning?

        Nope, neither, our LI Twitter is just fine. It’s not suspended, shut down, or in any way in the Twitter gulag. I’m not really sure why you guys think so; LI setting up an account on Parler is a move for and toward free speech, not a reaction to a Twitter attempt to silence us.

        My twitter was muted and shadowbanned, for sure, but it was never suspended or shut down. They prefer to do these things quietly, so we don’t notice that we are tweeting into the ether and not reaching anyone at all.

          I had that reply doboosting thing.. the shadow ban test shows that it was removed. I wonder if they have figured out how to fool the test.

        Guys, I was so perplexed about this, but I see that it was my error that led to the misunderstanding. Doh! I have moved the LI part closer to its point in the sub and hope this dispels misconceptions. Twitter is evil, but it has not banned LI. Promise.

      JusticeDelivered in reply to Fuzzy Slippers. | June 27, 2020 at 9:22 pm

      There are a number of free phone number services, some a VOIP and include voice, text or both, others are pooled numbers where you will see the message on a web pages with many others.

        This is good to know because you only need the phone number to sign up; they’ll send you a verification code to use to complete sign up. I think, though, that you need the same number to access the account, so maybe a permanent throwaway?

          I used a google phone number when I first signed up.. Later twitter wanted to re verify my account. It was because I tweeted one of Mr. Bs cartoons, like 10 times.. They thought I was a bot. By that time the google phone number was gone, and I lost my account.

          You need to be careful using those type of numbers.. I learned the hard way.

healthguyfsu | June 27, 2020 at 8:16 pm

#Twexit

I was not aware LI was banned from twittr. I only went to twittr when a free speech board I frequented was shut down, plus I discovered a few journalist and citizen journalists doing obamagate investigative reporting on ThreadreaderApp. The majority of what I do on twittr is re-twit. I rarely/never engage with radical leftists there, it’s a waste of time and sure to get reported. Occasionally I twit but it’s usually innocuous enough I think I’ve escaped “detection.” I’m going to stay on twittr to fight the fight, but I’m also on Parler as a backup and fall-back position if needed. I hope Parler is open to some constructive feedback to make it a better site. Right now it’s kind of clunky, but more choice is usually better, yes?

Now we need viable alternatives for Facebook and YouTube.

    Once we show Parler is viable, those will follow. 😛

    I heard about Bitchute.com from someone who uses it for a backup to his YT channel because YT has threatened deplatforming and plays games with his content. As a test, I created a channel at Bitchute when I noticed some funny business with my YT parody song site – decrementing the hit counter, search result manipulation and who knows what else. At 65 I’m not the musician I was 30-40 years ago so I’m kinda flattered they would mess with me, while on the other I find their snot-nosed antics childish and pathetic. At least on Bitchute the songs get a few honest plays on a regular basis, whereas on YT they get mothballed quickly. The only downside seems to be Bitchute audio quality isn’t as good as YT – their compression algorithms can introduce some distortion / artifacts in audio.

      4fun in reply to MrE. | June 27, 2020 at 10:34 pm

      I put up some vids on Bitchute. They were some I’d posted to Youtube. Nothing political, just Wyze time lapse of the lake.
      Not having read the youtube agreement (who does) it seems youtube claimed ownership of the video or something.
      Bitchute had a note the video was no longer available. Happened about a year ago so I don’t recall all the details. So of 7 vids I posted there only three are available.

    MarkSmith in reply to OldProf2. | June 27, 2020 at 10:40 pm

    Well the blogs seem to cover the real need of facebook, posting important activities. Baby picture, who cares. Friends, who cares. As for youtube, I thought there is a site that is up and coming. The site where videos go when Youtube bans them. Bitchute. https://www.bitchute.com/category/news/

    Bitchute is where the doctors went when youtube banned them.

Trump will jump in by the time Parler hits 10M. Twitter will hemorrhage users and their stock plummet like the Hindenburg. With no Trump to bash, what will tweeting liberals do with themselves? Cheer for Biden? Maybe post videos like this one?

(Buy a Shotgun – a double barrel shot gun)

https://www.facebook.com/secondamendmentinstitute/videos/biden-2020-official-campaign-song-buy-a-shotgun/402167853697700/

healthguyfsu | June 27, 2020 at 8:52 pm

Someone needs to get the young conservatives that have bigger social media networks to get #twexit trending on Twitter. That would be hilarious.

A bit of history. At one time Gab was supposed to be the free-speech alternative to Twitter. But then the MSM/DNC axis started labeling ALL users on Gab as white supremacists and Nazis. Gab got kicked off one internet hosting site, and credit card companies also cancelled Gab. Some conservatives went along with the MSM/DNC axis smear and piled on Gab.

You can be 100% sure the MSM/DNC axis will try to do the same to Parler that they did to Gab. Will those of you on Parler fight back?

Recovering Lutheran
Gab: @calculus_guy
Parler: @Calculus_guy

    Gab was never taken seriously by right-leaning “influencers,” though. The rush of top conservative names from Candace Owens to Ted Cruz to Dan Bongino to Parler suggest a different landscape for Parler than that for Gab. There are elements of Gab ickiness on Parler, for sure, but as in any arena that permits actual free speech, you can ignore them or not at your own discretion . . . not let the powers that be decide who you hear. Personally, I don’t socialize with actual white supremacists or KKK members, so I would not do so on a social media platform, either. Despite mainstream media crazy, these are a teensy fraction of Americans, literally like 100K total out of a population of 320+ million. Easy to ignore those folks both in life and online.

      Perhaps. When Gab was being slimed by the MSN/DNC axis Twitter was not quite as bad as it is now. But the warning signs were clear even then.

      I have had a Gab account for about two years, and I created a Parler account about an hour ago. I recommend everyone consider doing the same. Make the communists fight a multiple-front war on free speech. Every free speech website or platform drives the MSM/DNC axis wild with rage and forces them to constantly reveal themselves as totalitarians to even their friends. The habit of loudly proclaiming there are legions of racists lurking under every bed in AmeriKKKa is starting to sound ridiculous to everyone except their most brain-dead followers.

      Personally I would love for Trump to dump Twitter a month before the November elections.

      ScottTheEngineer in reply to Fuzzy Slippers. | June 28, 2020 at 6:10 am

      I’m 48. I’ve worked in about 7 different states. I know thousands of people from cops, factory workers and offshore oil platform people to drug dealers. I have never met a white supremacist.

      They’re like Keyser Soze. A scary story that leftists tell their kids at night.

        DSHornet in reply to ScottTheEngineer. | June 28, 2020 at 8:07 am

        Likewise.

        After a couple of enlistments in the military with a subsequent job that had some amount of travel involved, I’ve met many people but no white supremacists. Everybody I have worked with was, AFAIK, more concerned with being left alone so they could raise their kids in a good home and work toward a decent retirement.

        The squeaky wheel gets the grease and the screeching nut cases get the head lines. The remaining 99.9% of us would rather mind our own business.
        .

        Except that they do exist. Their numbers are relatively tiny, but they’re there and every so often they bring themselves forcibly to our notice. And they were prominent enough on gab that I could not stay there.

        PS: Another place they hang out and can’t be avoided is the PJMedia comment section. Fortunately they’re a small fraction there, but they stink the place up something awful.

        And every once in a while we get one here at LI. If they get too obvious they get banned.

        ultraskeptic in reply to ScottTheEngineer. | June 29, 2020 at 9:00 am

        In the service (a loooong time ago), we had an elderly Master Chief white supremacist assigned to our ship. He stupidly picked on our Black cook, a fellow who had more patience than I could imagine. While I don’t think the cook actually got even with him, I know from another ship I was stationed on that his food could easily have had really awful stuff added to it. This boob also rechristened me (so to speak) “Abie” because I was Jewish. Fortunately, I got all of my shipmates to adopt that moniker, and it therefore lost the implication this bigot had intended. The only person he didn’t pick on was the Chief Bos’n. While he was a really great guy, one of our crew early on confided to the Master Chief that the Bos’n was tough as nails and was rumored to have thrown a previous bigot over the side in the middle of the night, leading to a diagnosis of accidental drowning. While laughable and untrue, that was enough to keep the jerk in check around the Chief Bos’n.
        Being actively Jewish (though an atheist), I have had other uncomfortable experiences. But none so compelling and intimate as this one. Fortunately, we had a great captain, and this idiot was soon gone.
        There is ample ignorance in our species. Buttressed by preconceptions and retrograde social values, probably added to by some local values acquired in peculiar social circles during childhood. We will always have some folks who are intolerant and biased. Look at me – I am intolerant of intolerance and intolerants.

    But then the MSM/DNC axis started labeling ALL users on Gab as white supremacists and Nazis.

    Obviously not all Gab users were neo-nazis. But the ones that were there were very prominent and unavoidable. I know because when I signed up to Gab they were the very first thing I saw, and I immediately signed off.

      I had a similar experience with Gab, although after I muted about two dozen of them that seemed to clear up the problem for me. I suspect the numbers of Neo-Nazis/white supremacists are relatively small.

      Also, at least some of thee accounts were likely fakes, leftists trying to troll non-leftists. These accounts would be filled with posts talking about the superiority of the white race and/or inferiority of the Jews and in the same post extoll the virtues of Trump. The message was clumsily obvious: Trump equals white supremacy, which is identical to the same libel the MSM/DNC axis regularly uses.

It would be really really great if President Trump opened an account in Parler.

Me, personally, decided a few years ago to not use social media at all, but I will open an account there, if only to help make the leftards mad.

healthguyfsu | June 27, 2020 at 9:04 pm

Give me some more good follows

following you on Parler.

drednicolson | June 27, 2020 at 9:19 pm

The myopia and projection are herculean with that one.

Seems like capitalism at work, no? Treat your customer base like crap and they will flock to a competitor.

I joined Parler some time ago, it wasn’t doing much then. Since it’s taken off I’ve been paying more attention to it. I’m following more people & it’s getting more interesting & informative. But I still find their format difficult, very unfriendly.

Come on over to parler

Don’t be a Twit

notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital | June 28, 2020 at 1:03 am

All the flax means we are right on target…….

Anacleto Mitraglia | June 28, 2020 at 2:07 am

Ok, I’m in. I don’t know if I will ever use it, as I’m not the social kind of guy, but I already found that this Parker app is well hidden both in the Play Store (you have to type it’s name all the way to get it, and it never comes out as a suggestion for ‘similar apps’ to Twitter) and in Google’s search result.
Not normal, but not unexpected either.

Anacleto Mitraglia | June 28, 2020 at 2:10 am

Parker is a freedom that Android spellcheck took for itself while I was typing. One more clue?

MaggotAtBroadAndWall | June 28, 2020 at 4:12 am

I never signed up for Twitter. However, I can view someone else’s tweets as long as I know the person’s Twitter handle. So I have bookmarked a few Twitter handles. Sometimes I’ll scroll through them and see what they have tweeted and retweeted.

Unless I’m missing something, it looks like Parler wants to make me sign up just to view tweets.

I’m not signing up. Hope they change it so I don’t have to sign up to view conservative messages on Parler.

Social media alternative to socialist media.

“Hope they change…” is what they are hoping we do. Actually changing is what they apparently fear. (The left always signals what/who they fear via their attacks)

Gbear is in.

Just joined. Twitter doesn’t get that things can change in an instant. They got drunk on leftist power.

The question is how long until Parler’s web host (Amazon), payment processor (or if they don’t, MasterCard and Visa), domain registrar, and DNS provider act to shut them down.

Those with some pull in Parler need to get them to change this term of service. Copied today from the site.

14. You agree to defend and indemnify Parler, as well as any of its officers, directors, employees, and agents, from and against any and all claims, actions, damages, obligations, losses, liabilities, costs or debt, and expenses (including but not limited to all attorneys fees) arising from or relating to your access to and use of the Services. Parler will have the right to conduct its own defense, at your expense, in any action or proceeding covered by this indemnity.

Not a lawyer so not legal advise, but it looks like you are leaving yourself burnable to a huge legal bill beyond your own if you get sued. Twitter has a long terms of service and I may have missed it, but I could not find a similar item there. Saying they will not help you and are not liable for you content is standard, but that you have to pay their bills for a third party action seems unusual for this type of site.

I intend to try Parler some time this week, and I hope it works out. I joined Twitter when it first started, but never used it for much. In the early days it was for things like “Going to lunch now; will be at Mike’s diner if anyone’s around”. I missed the whole transition to what amounts to a blog for really tiny posts. I finally cancelled my account when they signed up Kim Sarkeesian to be their censor. They use the number of accounts they host as a marketing tool, and I didn’t want to contribute to their bottom line, even by a fraction of a penny.

I tried gab.ai about a year ago, but lasted about five minutes there. Literally the very first thing I saw when I signed in was a bunch of really nasty neo-nazi stuff, and I immediately decided this was not a place for me.

I hope parler turns out to be a decent place, because maybe that will finally get people to stop bitching about Twitter and just leave them. Twitter has the first amendment right to pull the crap it does. Like Voltaire and Beatrice Hall I will defend that right against anyone who calls for the government to shut it down, whether it’s the President or ignorant commenters on blogs. But it doesn’t deserve to stay in business, and it definitely doesn’t deserve our help to stay in business. Let it become the lefty echo chamber it wants to be. If the President moves then people will follow him.

I joined Parler, but don’t use it because I really can’t stand the incessant negativity found on social media sites in general. I’ve been a much happier person since I ditched Facebook three years ago, and Instagram one year ago. Never saw the attraction to Twitter (worse than Instagram by far, IG was usually pretty bad).

Just tried to sign up. Several times. I get trapped in the screen following he captcha hurdle where it just keeps cranking and cranking until it dumps me. I hope it’s because they are overwhelmed with people signing up.

I don’t tweet and won’t be but I want to beef up their subscription stats.

Okay I’m in and following.

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.

    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.

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
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@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
@
· 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
@
· 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.

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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