(Right Country) – Twitter, Facebook, and other social media platforms and information sharing sites have made no secret of their alignment with the leftist agenda. They have teamed up with Democrats in fighting against Donald Trump and conservative ideals since at least 2015 when Trump ran for President.
Ever since then it has been a steady escalation of censorship, silencing, and banning of conservatives while liberals have been permitted to maintain freedom of speech and say literally anything without fear of consequence.
A perfect example of this is President Trump’s warnings on Twitter during the peak of the rioting, when he said that “when the looting starts, the shooting starts,” which Twitter promptly censored with a warning saying that the post violated Twitters rules banning the “glorifying of violence.” Meanwhile, leftists are allowed to circulate an illustration of a leftist radical activist slitting the throat of police officer. That somehow does not qualify as “glorifying violence.”
That being said, if you follow any popular conservative figures on social media you have likely seen them invite people to follow them on “Parler.” While it seems impossible for a new social media platform to compete with the hugely popular and massively successful Twitter and Facebook, it looks like Parler might actually be picking up some steam as an alternative site where conservatives will find their rights and freedoms respected.
The Daily Caller reports:
500,000 people created accounts on the social media platform Parler after Twitter banned two conservative accounts Tuesday.
Parler’s user base increased by 50% this week, bringing the total number of users to over 1.5 million, Mediaite reported Thursday.
The surge comes after Twitter permanently banned the account of Carpe Donktum, and locked the account of The National Pulse Editor-In-Chief Raheem Kassam. Both accounts, which were locked Tuesday, have over 200,000 followers.
Conservatives, who were already frustrated with Twitter for what they say is arbitrary and unfair banning of right-wing accounts, flocked to Parler after the two accounts were suspended. Republican Texas Sen. Ted Cruz and Republican Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz both joined the platform.
Technology companies shouldn’t be able to put their thumb on the scale and reshape speech in our country. Features of the technology should apply equally to people regardless of viewpoint.
— Rep. Matt Gaetz (@RepMattGaetz) June 25, 2020
“The left wants to defund the actual police,” Gaetz said in his first post on Parler. “I would just like to defund the thought police in Silicon Valley.”
Parler, which brands itself as the free speech alternative to Twitter, does restrict certain content, but the platform uses broadcast standards, which censors things like pornography but not political speech, according to Mediaite.
Conservatives first started joining Parler when the site was created in 2018. Parler co-founder and CEO John Matze said in 2018 that “big tech is not too big to topple, in fact, they are blinded by their size/power and are hurting themselves by ideologically targeting groups.”
Let’s hope Matze is right and Facebook and Twitter are actually creating blind spots that will eventually lead to their own self-destruction.
Americans are definitely not blind to their biases and leftist alignment anymore, though it seems the only people still in denial are actual leftists who believe the world is still fair and everything the media says is true.
If you are a conservative, or just an American who values freedom of speech and personal liberty, hop on to Parler and set up an account. Let’s send Twitter and Facebook a message that they don’t get to control us and it’s actually them that need us.