Parler Hack Data: On Parler, a social media network that prides itself on free speech, rioters who stormed the Capitol last week shared some of their plans. “Better advice… go armed and ready to shoot,” a user on the Website wrote on 6 January, according to Twitter screenshots.
During the weekend, Apple and Google’s app stores removed Parler. On Monday, Parler totally vanished from the Internet as the cloud provider of Amazon dropped it. Both tech giants quoted rewards for aggression and lack of content moderation on the web.
The decline of Parler was faster than the growth of it. The website, which was established in 2018, was named after Twitter and Facebook as conservative contenders.
It was much smaller than the giants, but it evolved slowly and sat down as a privacy-oriented, sophisticated social networking platform that put the right to free speech first. It has attracted big names for months and won millions of users, many of them fed up with conventional social media sites.