Social media app alternative to Twitter soars to #1 on Apple download charts after election censorsh

- THE BLAZE - Nov 10, 2020 -

Carlos Garcia -

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A social media application touted as the free speech alternative to Twitter shot up to the top of Apple's downloading charts after numerous incidents of censorship over the election.

Parler officially launched in 2018 and has gained millions of followers since, some of which were banned from Twitter or abandoned the platform over their attempts to censor speech.

KUSI-TV said that the alternative platform was the No. 1 downloaded application on Apple the weekend after the election.

Parler, which is based in Henderson, Nevada, made similar headlines in June when prominent conservatives pushed a campaign to abandon Twitter in favor of the alternative platform.

Many supporters and allies of President Donald Trump excoriated.


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