The Parler social media app has toppled Twitter, Facebook, and even TikTok as most downloaded after Twitter announced that Donald J. Trump will be suspending in January.
Earlier this month Twitter released and official statement saying that the current sitting U.S. president, Donald J Trump, will be banned off the platform come January citing his ‘multiple serious violations for hateful conduct’ as the reason. Libertarians, conservatives and moderates have found a new home.
A Twitter spokesperson revealed that Donald J Trump will lose — what they call — “World Leader Protections” that have allegedly been preventing the Jack and the giant tech company from banning for his so-called past violations.
“This [public interest] policy framework applies to current world leaders and candidates for office, and not private citizens when they no longer hold these positions,” Twitter said in a statement to Engadget.
A spokesperson claimed that Trump has a series of violations on his account including any post that claims there was any type of election fraud in the 2020 elections that will be backlogged and reviewed in January.
Despite the fact that the counting has not concluded in key battle states like Pennsylvania and Arizona, the mainstream media as well as big tech social media have declared Joe Biden as the president-elect.
This kind of call, especially while the legitimacy the hundreds of thousands of votes are being highly contested and are even investigated by Attorney General William Barr, is unheard of. Now mainstream media, as well as big tech, are deeply censoring Trump including any members of his administration.
Fox news and CNN have both said that, even though he’s still president, they will not give Trump a platform to “espouse his dangerous, unfounded and divisive rhetoric and conspiracy theories.”
They doubled down on this when they decided to cut away from footage off the White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany while she was saying that the administration would challenge voter fraud in the supreme courts.
Twitter and Facebook have also jumped on the censorship bandwagon as they are now highly censoring all of the president’s tweets with nonsensical disclaimers.
This kind of overreaching censorship has forced many to abandon legacy social media platforms like Twitter and YouTube. Thousands upon thousands of people are now using apps like Parler (an alt-tech alternative to Twitter) and Rumble (a YouTube contender) to share their content.
Over the last week Parler has seen a record amount of downloads and is now sitting above both Twitter and TikTok.
Wikipedia was quick to defame the social media platform after it exploded in popularity.
Wikipedia states that: “Parler is a United States-based microblogging and social networking service launched in August 2018. Parler has a significant user base of Trump supporters, conservatives, and Saudi nationalists. Posts on the website often contain far-right content, antisemitism, and conspiracy theories.”
While Parler only launched in 2018, it has seen a massive climb in users and is on target to becoming a massive contender for Twitter.
Regardless, Parler loyalists were pleasantly surprised over the weekend as they saw their following grow by tens of thousands of people.
Popular YouTube commentator Jeremy Hambley, better known as TheQuartering, reported an increase of 50,000 new followers over the weekend.
So I gained like 50,000 followers over the weekend on @parler_app what the hell happened?— TheQuartering (@TheQuartering) November 9, 2020
Considering that Twitter are provenly censoring conservative voices it makes perfect sense for them to migrate over to a platform that encourages and protects the freedom of speech.