Parler's winning the right-wing app war
It's been the most popular free app on both iOS and Android for the last several days.
As soon as Twitter started fact-checking and hiding President Trump's tweets, the familiar call came out to find a better app: One where everyone can speak their mind without fear of censorship. Or something.
There have been many contenders over the years, from Gab to MeWe, but it looks increasingly like Parler is going to win.
The other app to keep an eye on? Rumble, a video platform positioning itself as a similarly free speech-friendly alternative to YouTube. "Buh-bye big tech, you just made yourselves the next Friendster and Myspace," Rumble CEO Chris Pavlovski tweeted over the weekend.
No platform can be crowned the new conversative home, though, until Trump himself shows up. And so far, no dice. But that could change: Trump will lose his "public interest" protections on Twitter in January, The Verge reported, meaning he'll be subject to the same rules as the rest of us. And I think most of us would've been suspended if our timeline looked like his.
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