Neither Twitter nor Facebook nor Instagram nor even WhatsApp. Now what trendy is to become a user of Parler, the social network that has become fashionable between the right and the extreme right since Donald Trump has been banned from the main platforms after his words about the assault on the Capitol.
In the last hours, activists, referents and deputies of that very Spanish right have started to ‘talk’ about a social network hitherto unknown to many but that already has millions of Republican ‘fans’ in the US. There they feel free from the control of the so-called ‘big techs’, the big technology companies that “watch over” them. The far right and its conspiracy theories.
Based in the state of Nevada and born in 2018, this alternative microblogging space to Twitter already brings together between three and five million users o parleyers (according to various auditors), who have seen in it a “refuge” for freedom of expression as a protest to the vetoes of the ‘blue bird’.
The social network ensures on your website be a speaker for the free expression of ideas: “Speak freely and express yourself openly, without fear of being disfigured by your views. Interact with real people, not bots, “he posts.
Your ambassadors in Spain
In Spain, Parler has come up with several renowned ‘influencers’. Santiago Abascal, Bea Fanjul and Juan Carlos Girauta have campaigned in favor of this network and are getting muscle by their growing connections in it.
How does it work
Registered users can follow and be followed by others, but unlike Twitter, the posting thread (called Parleys O Parlays) of the tracked accounts appear to the user chronologically, rather than through an algorithm-based selection process.
As in Twitter, it has a mobile and desktop version and you can post photos and videos, although there are some limitations to what you upload; for example, its creators ask not to upload photos of feces. Really.
Conversations are limited to 1,000 characters in length, therefore much broader reflections are allowed than in a simple tweet (280) and users can ‘vote’ or ‘echo’ the posts of other users whom they follow, elements with a certain resemblance to the ‘likes’ and’ retweets of your “rival” network.
Google, Amazon and Apple take action
But the reality is that its sudden fame has played against it and both Apple and Google have decided to eliminate it from their virtual stores for “allowing scandalous content.” “We are aware of the continued publications in the Parler app that seeks to incite ongoing violence in the United States,” Google sources acknowledge the agency AFP.
“We support diversity of viewpoints represented in our app store, but there is no room on our platform for threats and illegal activity,” Apple said in a statement. The outlook is no better at Amazon, as it has chosen to evict it from its web servers due to a “very real risk to public safety.”
We never intended the entire company to be pro-Trump. Much of the audience is in favor of Trump. I do not care.John Matze, creator of Parler
In statements to the American chain CNBC, John Matze, creator of Parler, spoke of the political trend of his brand. “We never intended the entire company to be pro-Trump. Much of the audience is in favor of Trump. I do not care. I’m not judging them in any way ”, he limited himself to pointing out.
At the moment, any attempt to navigate on it on Google Play or the Apple Market is useless, but vetoed or not, much will be said about Parler from now on.
Source: Huffington Post Spain Athena2 by www.huffingtonpost.es.
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