Parler

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Parler
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“Speak Unfreely!”
Type of site: News aggregator

Social networking

Language: Multilingual
Created by: John Matze, Jr.

Jared Thomson

Date of launch: August 2018
Status: Online; but with limited functionality


Parler (French: Parler, lit.: “to talk”, IPA: /paʁ.le/) is an American-based online news aggregator, micro-blogging and social networking website, originally launched by the founders John Matze, Jr. and Jared Thomson; and headquartered in Henderson, Nevada in August 2018. The website claims to aim for freedom of speech and is the alternative to popular counterparts Facebook and Twitter.

On January 8th, 2021, two days after the the 2021 Capitol Raid, Google Play Store pulled the app. On the ninth, the Apple App Store followed, still on the ninth, Parler was removed from the app store. Amazon Web Service later pulled the website, closing it for good. However, it reopened a week later; albeit with limited functionality.

Why It Sucks

  1. It claims to support free speech but however does just as much censorship as mainstream social media platforms.
  2. It can easily be vandalized, thus, it's not a reliable source. Not to mention, its users cause vandalism on other websites.
  3. There are many right-wing extremists on this website thanks to them being banned from most other social media platforms. Some include:
  4. Although very rare, there are some Far-Left/Antifa/SJWs on the site. Ironically, the SJWs on Parler are either further left than SJWs outside of Parler.
  5. Its layout design isn't that great, and you cannot browse without an account.
  6. It causes bugs and glitches to occur itself due to poor coding design.
    • Also in its official mobile app may affect too.
  7. Lack of data optimization and saver for limited and poor connections that hog your bandwidth exceedingly while you're browsing some posts, thanks to some bloated scripts and heavy images.
  8. They prevented auto-play for embedded videos from YouTube.
  9. Mediocre moderation, if it gets you caught for making your posts about something inappropriate to receive a warning or (temporary/permanent) ban when violating the community guidelines.
  10. Similar to Twitter, you cannot edit your posts or replies.
  11. Ironically, user profiles and posts are entirely invisible and nowhere because it forbids indexing and archiving.
  12. Pornography used to be allowed on the site, so it is even easier than Twitter to find porn when you didn’t want to. Luckily, they got rid of it due to concerns.
  13. It is speculated to have played a role in the 2021 Capitol riot.
  14. To make matters worse, user account deletion is impossible unless you have to contact it through the online form or e-mail.

Redeeming Qualities

  1. Ironically, Parler is enough to make normal people realize that even censorship can be good in moderation, at least in the case of Pedophiles and Holocaust deniers, terrorists, and criminals.
  2. The app can serve as a good lesson on why anarchy is bad.

Trivia

  • Their current maximum character limit is 1,000 per each post, which is more than 280 (except Chinese, Japanese, and Korean) on Twitter in comparison.
  • On June 13, 2019, 200 thousand Saudi users left Twitter over mass censorship and suspension; and joined the site to support Donald Trump.
  • Their official mobile app reached number one in the news section on Apple App Store on June 26, 2020, and later again after Joe Biden's victory of the presidential election on November 9, 2020.
    • However, the app quickly lost its position as Number 1 on the App Store after the election.
  • On January 29, 2021, Parler board Rebekah Mercer fired John Matze immediately for getting his unfair decision.
  • Later Mark Meckler became as interim CEO to take over Parler, which back online with a new hosting provider Epik and relaunched for the second time after the it was removed from Amazon Web Services as of February 15, 2021.

References

  1. Harding, Jerimiah (June 27, 2020). Parler Review: It’s certainly a thing I guess (archive). Retrieved on July 5, 2020.
  2. Robinson, Mindy (June 30, 2020). The Problem with Parler: How a Free Speech App Turned Into Anything But (archive). Red, Blue, and F You. Retrieved on July 5, 2020.


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Comments


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CarlosFernandez

3 months ago
Score 1
Who the heck thought that writting this from a socialist view was a good idea?
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DmitriLeon2000

3 months ago
Score -1
HussarZwei was the one. Furthermore, the people who downvote the OP are either trolls or SJWs in disguise.
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DmitriLeon2000

3 months ago
Score 0
Whoops. I shouldn't have said that.
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CarlosFernandez

3 months ago
Score 0
It's ok
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SpazJR61

3 months ago
Score 0
Whatever, I undid his edits.
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SajZeal

one month ago
Score 0
What do you mean?
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LuigiMan050-5

3 months ago
Score 0
Buzzfeed's long-lost french sister website.
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YoungArtist79

3 months ago
Score 2

With how terrible the site and community are, this Twitter ripoff made me realize something.

Mainstream social media apps are pretty much monopolies, and ripoffs and alternatives will not be successful.
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Caulipower

3 months ago
Score 3
If I were an admin on Parler, I would ban all pedos, and I would ban every single Neo-Nazi off the site.
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SajZeal

one month ago
Score 0
Absoutely!
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YoungArtist79

3 months ago
Score 1

If I were to make a social media app, The only things I would ban are:

-Copyright violations

-Excessive sex, violence, and nudity

-Slanderous statements

-Spreading lies and misinformation

-Promoting terrorism

-Hate Speech
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SajZeal

one month ago
Score 0
You'd probably be caught in the carpstorm of the Right Wing SJWs like they'd call you literally 1984.
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LuigiMan050-5

2 months ago
Score 1
Good. The website has finally been closed. YES!
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CarlosFernandez

2 months ago
Score 0
But not for too long.
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EmperorATsamaku

2 months ago
Score 0

"Parler has inspired numerous mass shootings (basically any mass shooting that occurs after August 2018).

This is because Parler is a hotbed and advocate for individualism, which is widely regarded as a major contributing factor to mass shootings in the US.

By contrast, mass shootings are less prevalent in social democratic nations that practice collectivism."

CITATION NEEDED!
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Triggeredrepatillo

2 months ago
Score 0
where is the racist lair? someone tell me.
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Grammar guy

2 months ago
Score 0
In my opinion it's better than Shitter's censorship.
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BlueReacts

one month ago
Score 1
If Parler being the next PornHub? than if it does, it's more disgusting.
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JAndTheBigTV

27 days ago
Score 0
Another website I do not really care for. Too many far-right biased politics and gibberish there.
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JAndTheBigTV

27 days ago
Score 0
Thank goodness Amazon took it off their services.

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