A Twitter knockoff site, Parler, was introduced as a place for unfettered “free speech” and attracted a largely right-wing membership.
Amazon’s web service (AWS), which Parler used, shut down the Parler website on Sunday, January 11, 2021, announcing that Parler had violated Amazon’s terms of service.
Before Parler was shut down, a young 26-year old female computer hacker, with assistance from others, managed to download some 99% of Parler’s content. The contents include personal information about those who posted it.
Read more about the computer genius here.
Read more about some of the nasty shit posted on Parler here.
Read more about Parler’s founder here, and please note it was funded by Rebekah Mercer. The Mercers have provided funding to other right-wingers and right-wing efforts such as Breitbart.
Here are a couple of examples of Parler posts: