Source: NBC News
As Twitter labeled tweet after tweet from President Donald Trump in recent days, some conservatives decided they’d had enough.
“TRUMP NEEDS TO GET ACTIVE ON PARLER, THEY WONT CENSOR HIM THERE,” one user wrote.
“So long Twitter friends~exiting all big techs & switching to PARLER!” wrote another.
And there were plenty more. Distrust of the major social media platforms among some Trump supporters came to a boil around the election as Twitter and Facebook — already the targets of complaints about liberal bias — began to take swift and severe action on election-related misinformation. More than a few Republican politicians echoed the sentiments.
And so, many of them joined Parler, a Twitter-like social media platform that has for two years been a minor destination for conservative politicians and media figures.
Now, Parler is surging. It sits atop the charts of app stores, boosted in large part by supporters who agree with Trump’s decision to continue fighting the results of the election — in the courts and on the internet. Twitter declined to comment on the growth at Parler. Read Media Bias Fact Check’s review of Parler.
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