Republicans are so upset about fact checks on facebook and twitter they are moving en masse to a forum MORE amenable to misinformation- a ‘conservative meinspace’ called PARLER- where the Q-CUCKS KLAN can share Russian bot-farm memes without fear of correction- racists are welcome!
Parler, founded in 2018 by John Matze and Jared Thomson, bills itself as “unbiased social media” and a place where people can “speak freely and express yourself openly without fear of being ‘deplatformed’ for your views,” according to its website and App Store description. It looks like a mashup of Twitter and Instagram, with its main feed, follower counts and ways to share posts and links.
It’s also rife with misinformation, including a stream of baseless allegations of voter fraud, such as false assertions that “millions” of votes were either lost or switched from Donald Trump to Joe Biden.
The app has seen an influx of downloads following the US election. Parler hit the number one spot overall on Apple’s US App Store among free apps for the first time on Sunday — ahead of names including TikTok and YouTube — according to Apptopia which tracks mobile apps. Since last Friday, more than 4.5 million new people signed up for accounts, according to a letter from Parler CEO Matze. CNN Business asked Parler about the recent influx of conservative voices and whether the platform uses any kind of content moderation but did not receive a response.
“A lot of people are just discovering Parler for the first time, but it’s been around for a while in terms of being an echo chamber for both right-wing news, but also for misinformation,” said Joan Donovan, an expert in online extremism and disinformation and research director of the Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy at Harvard University.
They are not just misguided fools untethered from reality, they are aggressively at war with it and seeking ways to wall themselves off from it…
You don’t reach out to creatures like this- you try to limit the damage they can do the best you can, and you do everything possible to eliminate them from positions of power over other people’s lives and to keep them from having that power ever again. You make them objects of scorn, derision and disgust- you make examples of them so loudly it echoes through the generations.
There is no kinder-and-gentler approach- it is what has to be done to isolate this disease. Any other treatment will encourage it to spread.
And they ARE a disease- one that has flared up and claimed human lives and potential over and over again, and had to be eradicated each time at a huge human cost.