Parler Pushes Back Against Corporate Criticism of Free Speech Platform

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A new day is arising as Americans tire of the censorship that is all too rampant on social media platforms like Twitter and Facebook. The exasperation with this censorship has prompted the emergence of sites like Gab, Rumble, Parler, etc.

Many of these conservative platforms are branded as alternatives to more mainstream social media sites; furthermore, they’re rapidly picking up steam. Around the time of November 3, Parler witnessed (at least) tens of thousands of new sign-ups; at one point, the site’s servers were overwhelmed and temporarily crashed due to the level of traffic.

Parler’s momentum isn’t slowing down, much to the anger of the liberal left and corporate media.

Yesterday John Matze, the CEO of Parler, sat down for an interview with Fox News host Tucker Carlson; during this interview, Matze discussed Parler and why it’s having such an incredible impact, as documented by Breitbart News.

The Success of Parler Explained

In a nutshell, Matze explained that Facebook and Twitter’s heavy censorship goes against the very nature of social media. Parler, on the other hand, prides itself as a free speech platform. Users on the site are not shadowbanned for having controversial opinions; Parler also doesn’t put flags on posts that some folks may disagree with. Facebook and Twitter cannot say the same.

The Parler CEO then explained to Carlson that the site’s “massive explosion in growth” allows for users to receive judgment from their (on-site) peers, rather than from employees of the website. Alas, Twitter and Facebook are precisely the opposite; back in 2018, video footage actually leaked of a Twitter employee discussing the means for shadowbanning conservatives.

In response to pushback from corporate media, Matze simply explained that free speech and the restoration of power to the people are what matters here. The Parler CEO then questioned why these elements appear to instill fear in the corporate figureheads who dislike Parler.

The Realistic Future of Parler

All things considered, it appears as though the growth of Parler is only just beginning. Multiple prominent conservatives have flocked to the platform; other Americans who are tired of being silenced on more mainstream platforms are also making their way to Parler.

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Parler is largely viewed as an alternative to Twitter. Many conservatives have urged for President Trump to set up an account on Parler; calls for a Trump Parler account continue to surge as Twitter and Facebook censor the president’s posts with one flag after the other.

Do you have an account on Parler? What is your take on the social media site? Let us know your thoughts down below in the comments section.