Republicans Head to Parler to Speak Freely
Twitterâs been banning comments by right-leaning media outlets and literally any individual who wants to speak openly and honestly. Facebook is getting trigger-happy, too, sending people into âjailâ for 30 days simply because of using a word like âliberalâ or for sharing a link to a story that they donât like.
Whatever happened to freedom of speech? As more Republicans find themselves being banned on social media, theyâve learned to turn to an alternative.
A number of conservatives have been talking about Parler. Ben Shapiro, Glenn Beck, and other American talk radio hosts have been pushing it for a while.
So, what is Parler? Itâs the ânon-biased, free speech-drivenâ alternative to Twitter. Itâs definitely a social media platform with a conservative slant.
Since Biden has been identified as the âprojected winnerâ of the US Presidential Election despite lawsuits pending from Trumpâs team in several states, people want to get away from the liberal outlets.
The Parler app is now topping the store charts as more conservatives flock to it as a way to communicate. They are tired of seeing Facebook providing their âVoting Information Centerâ as the only way to find out about the 2020 US Election. Anything that even mentions Trump at this point is subject to being banned because of âmisinformation.â
The liberals donât want to talk about whatâs really going on â that Trump is disputing the vote. They donât want to hear about the fact that the Electoral College canât officially name Biden as the winner until the lawsuits have ended. Oh, and they certainly donât want to hear that Biden canât assume office until January 20.
So, conservatives are left to look elsewhere â and it appears that they have found their home. Ted Cruz and other Republicans have made their way over to Parler because it is conservative-friendly. Thereâs no longer the need to worry about the anti-conservative bias that the social media giants have developed.
Parler isnât censoring anyone. What does this mean? Itâs possible to go down the rabbit hole of conspiracies without Twitter sticking a big bullseye on your account.
It makes it easier to talk about issues going on in the country without Zuckerberg playing Big Brother. Is Hunter Bidenâs laptop really a problem? Does Joe Biden have ties to Communist China? The liberals want to label these as conspiracy theories, lies, and Russian disinformation campaigns. But, what if theyâre real? Shouldnât they be discussed?
This is what free speech is all about. People should be able to talk about theories with their friends. Instead, Facebook and Twitter want to determine not only what we read about but what we comment to one another. Itâs eliminated the âfree speechâ of the Constitution.
Parler has chosen to be different because it has refused to moderate the content. This means that people have the ability to post anything and everything. Itâs up to users to decide what to believe. And yes, that means that hate speech and misinformation may be present on the site.
Itâs not the kind of platform intended for snowflakes. You have to put on your Conservative pants, suck it up, and decide whatâs going on. You can follow the people you want. You can leave any discussion you want. But donât go complaining to Parler about something you read because theyâre not going to respond in the way that Facebook and Twitter would.
Facebook and Twitter may suddenly find themselves with a large number of inactive users as people decide to ditch the voyeurs for a social media platform that allows people to do what they want. Because America. Because freedom.
Fact-checking is on you. If you donât like it, stay on Facebook or Twitter where theyâll put a liberal spin on all of their fact-checking. If youâre tired of the bias found in social media, Parler is a free app â and people are sharing their Parler accounts on Facebook before they decide to log out once and for all.