So long, Parler.
The social media app popular among conservatives will go dark Sunday at midnight as Amazon
“It’s devastating,” Parler cofounder John Matze told Fox News. “It’s an assault.” Neither he nor a Parler spokeswoman would return a Forbes request for additional comment.
Parler has become a right-wing haven during 2020, particularly during the last few months during the planning of the pro-Trump Jan. 6 riots in Washington, D.C. Conservative internet users have flooded onto Parler amid growing discontent about Twitter and Facebook, both of which have issued bans on President Trump.
In the aftermath of the Jan. 6 insurrection, Apple
Parler was started by Matze and conservative billionaire heiress Rebekah Mercer in 2018. From the beginning, they envisioned it as a total rejection of mainstream social media, such as Facebook and Twitter. These two companies have been widely criticized by conservatives, who believe they unfairly censor right-leaning content. Parler, by contrast, set itself up as a place where there was no moderation, making it a destination for users like the ones who planned the Jan. 6 riots.
Published at Sun, 10 Jan 2021 23:31:43 +0000