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Politics Newt Gingrich Defends Parler After Concerns Are Raised Over the Platform's No-Banning Policy

23:45  23 november  2020
23:45  23 november  2020 Source:   newsweek.com

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Newt Gingrich, former Speaker of the House and ally of President Donald Trump defended Parler on Twitter today. The social media platform that describes itself as a place where people can "speak freely and express yourself openly, without fear of being "deplatformed" for your views, has faced criticism postelection of becoming a safe haven for those still dreaming of Trump 2020.

Social app Parler reportedly receives funding from the conservative Mercer family

  Social app Parler reportedly receives funding from the conservative Mercer family Downloads of Parler in app stores skyrocketed in the days after the US presidential election , rocketing it to the top of the iOS and Google Play app stores. © Photo by OLIVIER DOULIERY/AFP via Getty Images Parler turned into a kind of de facto home for conservatives’ protests against the election— including the persistent “Stop the Steal” campaign— after the race was called for former Vice President Joe Biden. Several high-profile conservative social media personalities encouraged people to abandon Twitter and Facebook because of their moderation policies, and instead follow them on Parler.

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I am not defending Newt Gingrich for his past votes or how he has treated Ron Paul in the past. All I am saying is that what he stated in this interview, I

"The news media used to defend freedom of speech as essential to maintaining our republic. Now, the idea that conservatives can speak freely on Parler is a 'threat to democracy.'" Gingrich also attached an article from Politico, titled "On Parler, MAGA's postelection world view blossoms with no pushback."

The Politico article details how Parler users are using the platform to spread claims that president elect Joe Biden stole the election from Trump. The site also noted that the post-election victory for the platform "was that higher-profile conservatives and lawmakers started engaging frequently with the site."

Trump's loyalists are flocking to "alternative" platforms

 Trump's loyalists are flocking to © Olivier DOULIERY The conservative American right has been migrating en masse for several days to so-called "alternative" sites, such as Parler Convinced that Donald Trump has had his presidential and ulcerated by the moderation of the messages of the Republican billionaire on Twitter or Facebook, the American conservative right has been migrating en masse for several days to so-called "alternative" sites.

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Parler had over four million new downloads since Election Day in early November. It has been a popular social media platform for conservatives since 2018. In the wake of the divisive 2020 election, many Trump supporters flocked there in order to prevent their social media updates from being labeled as misleading. Facebook and Twitter have recently tagged many of Trump's posts as containing disputed information leading up to and after Election Day.

Many popular conservative pundits have also encouraged their Twitter followers to join Parler, along with celebrities including Kirstie Alley.

Twitter's moderation has moved many MAGA supporters and QAnon conspiracy theorists to post with wild abandon elsewhere. Whether or not Parler will ever serve as a real threat to Twitter, however, remains to be seen.

Parler's website states that their content "is moderated based off the FCC and the Supreme Court of the United States which enables free expression without violence and a lack of censorship. Parler never shares your personal data." Additionally, "the goal is to offer the world a platform that protects user's rights, supports publishers and builds communities."

Despite Parler lauding itself as a free speech and non-banning platform, its User Agreement states that the site can remove any content and terminate a user's access "at any time and for any reason or no reason," adding, "although Parler endeavors to allow all free speech that is lawful and does not infringe the legal rights of others."

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On Parler, MAGA’s post-election world view blossoms with no pushback .
The rapidly expanding social-media site has given Trump backers a platform to simply dismiss the post-election reality and reinforce baseless voter-fraud conspiracies.But over on Parler, there’s a new, millions-strong MAGA universe where conservatives are freely spreading these claims and reinforcing their belief that Democrats have stolen the election from Trump.

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