Conservatives Shadowbanned By Twitter Flock To Brand New Platform
The new platforis called Parler News and encourages free speech
As the battle between Twitter and conservative voices continues, some have flocked to a new app they all calling the antidote to all their woes.
The new platform his called Parler News, French for “to speak,” as many insist it is sensible to move for those who want to express their views without fear of being censored freely.
“Alternative platforms will rise, and those who are bold will switch,” Parler News founder and CEO John Matze wrote in a post.
“Big tech is not too big to topple they are blinded by their size/power and are hurting themselves by ideologically targeting groups.”
The app itself is similar to Twitter, with a limited learning curve for those willing to make the jump.
User post is limited to 1,000 characters, which other users can then support by “voting” and “echoing,” rather than "retweeting" or "liking."
In its description, Parler’s app claims it has “easy discovery of true-trending comments, posts, and news,” promising the information will not be censored or shadowbanned.
The app also notes a “self-moderation” feature allowing users to curate their activities according to the type of content they want to see.
Already got nearly a thousand followers on Parler overnight. Seems to be growing fast. pic.twitter.com/bAVCxQiExN— Paul Joseph Watson (@PrisonPlanet) December 11, 2018
Wow. Everyone just found out about the new Twitter. Just want to say that I WAS THE FIRST CONSERVATIVE TO JOIN.— Candace Owens (@RealCandaceO) December 10, 2018
This underground-railroad, word-of-mouth movement is 🔥.
Feels like a long-overdue social media rebellion. My handle is @Candace.
RT when you’re in on the secret. https://t.co/idKhzxZRKY
Only three months old, the excitement around the app prompted many thousands of conservatives to download the previously little-known app overnight.
Notable users include turning Point USA Communications Director Candace Owens and conservative activist Laura Loomer.
The app this week has jumped to the seventh most popular news app in the iOS App Store, beating The New York Times, Google News, ABC, CNBC, NPR, and The Wall Street Journal apps.
Twitter famously banned 10,000 accounts that “discouraged people from voting" ahead of the midterms in November.
Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey recently admitted in an interview that conservative employees at his company are too afraid to express their opinions.
"We have a lot of conservative-leaning folks in the company as well, and to be honest, they don't feel safe to express their opinions at the company. "They do feel silenced by just the general swirl of what they perceive to be the broader percentage of leanings within the company, and I don’t think that’s fair or right," he added.