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Deplora 138 points ago

Very good points. Parler has felt "off' to me from the very start. Nobody has been asking for another social media platform that uses teasers of mostly hidden content to try to sucker people into joining and providing personal information. And if the general public can't see what users post on Parler, it doesn't really matter if conservative speech isn't censored on the platform itself -- it's still blocked from public view and free distribution.

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p8riot 60 points ago

try to sucker people into joining and providing personal information

Bingo. People are willingly submitting to a database of dissent. How dumb do you have to be? (no offense to anyone who got suckered, but you got suckered)

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Thracka951 17 points ago

It’s a bigger audience to spread the depravity of the left and improve saturation. Just because you pick a weapon off an enemy doesn’t mean you can’t use it on them.

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p8riot 27 points ago

A closed echo chamber doesn't spread anything. The high barrier to entry (personally identifying information) makes it so curious people are less likely to check it out and be influenced. Because only like-minded people sign up.

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_alxl_ 18 points ago

People repeatedly and rightfully cry about botting on Twitter and another social media platform implements methods to combat it and now they are asking for too much user information.

They can't win.

Also, are we going to pretend that Twitter and Facebook don't require phone numbers?

People have been complaining about Twitter's horrible verification process. Parler implements a process where you take a picture of your ID to get verified, and they become spies with a nefarious agenda.

They can't win.

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p8riot 13 points ago

In today's age where entire governments can be hacked without leaving a trace, do you really think a database full of people against the status quo is a good idea? Regardless of good intentions, it could end up in the wrong hands.

Besides, Twitter and Facebook are the old guard who are responsible for the filth that social media has become, why are you looking to them as the pantheon of privacy?

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_alxl_ 6 points ago

Take a hammer to your phone right now or I know you're full of shit about caring about the potential to be tracked using data.

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p8riot 8 points ago

Straw man argument. We're talking about a database of trump supporters. Not the "potential to be tracked using data" --- that's a completely separate argument.

... continue reading thread?
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xxxMAGA420xxx 2 points ago

It doesnt matter, we either fight back to lose to the slow march of soft power.

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p8riot 2 points ago

Fighting back without considering strategy is not a winning proposition

... continue reading thread?
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Deplora 7 points ago

Also, are we going to pretend that Twitter and Facebook don't require phone numbers?

I do not, and never have had, a Twitter or Facebook account. I can read everything that's on Twitter and search for users and hashtags with Twitter's internal search function. On Facebook, I can read/watch everything on accounts that the users have set to public, and I can search for users.

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NoMoreLies 1 point ago (edited)

With regards to that, if people were worried about search indexing, Parler could have just allowed people to set their profile to private, or to block search indexing like on TD (or that other website that starts with an R), instead of just blocking all profiles by default.

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_alxl_ -1 points ago

Parler isn't trying to be Twitter or Facebook. People are trying to get away from those platforms.

The argument that Parler requires too much information to use their platform BUT you can't view the content on their platform if you aren't logged in doesn't make much sense.

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Deplora 8 points ago

People are looking for a Twitter alternative that doesn't censor conservative speech, and Parler is definitely trying to position itself as a Twitter alternative. Twitter's great value to most users is that it makes it very easy to disseminate information to the general public including people who do not have Twitter accounts. Obviously there is a need for a platform where people can do that without having conservative views censored. The successful alternative platform will not require any more information to create an account, than Twitter requires, will not censor conservative views, and will allow anyone and everyone to view the content without needing to create an account.

... continue reading thread?
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biorito 1 point ago

How does blocking posts from being viewed unless logged in protect from bots? If they can log in, they can post. If they can't log in, it doesn't matter whether they can see the posts or not.

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Thracka951 3 points ago

And we wouldn’t want to share spicy memes with a wider audience would we?

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p8riot 1 point ago

You do you.

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Thracka951 6 points ago

Personally, I just think you’re overlooking some of the benefit. By shielding the comments from Google, it means that google can’t go after them like they do with news sites (recent example the Federalist which ended up having to scrap their comment section) — Parler essentially replaces the comment section for the sites. If you look at sites like the EpochTimes, they get several comments on their website, but hundreds on their Parler post.

Anyway, hand me a tool and I’ll use it :)

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joker 3 points ago

Good point.

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Deplora 1 point ago

By shielding the comments from Google, it means that google can’t go after them like they do with news sites (recent example the Federalist which ended up having to scrap their comment section)

That's only for Google advertising. If a site isn't relying on Google for ad revenue, then Google has nothing to "go after them" for.

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lion_streezus 1 point ago

A bigger audience than what?

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Thracka951 1 point ago

A larger audience than a single account on any one site. It wasn’t intended comparatively.

A lot of casual folks over on Parler that I like pointing over here too.

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Prometheus_84 2 points ago

Thats why I used an encrypted email service, a vpn and a burner phone #.

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p8riot 1 point ago

Do you want a pat on the back? By saying that it requires all of that, you're just highlighting that it's a bad policy.

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Prometheus_84 1 point ago

Nah I am good buddy but thanks. I have been doing that for all new social media in the past few years.

All social media with a sign in is a bad policy, no argument there, but hey such is life and take countermeasures.

I did find that Parler works with Hushed, not all burners, which I mean leaves a trail to there, but the more hoops the better.

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NoMoreLies 1 point ago

Join Gab instead! It’s much better.

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ElectricChad 17 points ago

As soon as I saw it required a phone number and no public viewing I noped out. Sites like this help the normies get red pilled. Not going to be as much of a good use if it's not easily accessible to everyone.

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Asun 7 points ago

From Parler's User Agreement:

  1. Parler may remove any content and terminate your access to the Services at any time and for any reason or no reason, although Parler endeavors to allow all free speech that is lawful and does not infringe the legal rights of others.

Be aware of this when using the site.

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PhD_in_everything 3 points ago

99.9% of social websites have this kind of user agreements. The one thing Parler did well is spell it out in understandable and concise language.

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Aambrick -1 points ago

So what I got from the language is they are a private public space then.

I am still interest in rule 14 since I have no clue about it.

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Berkeley 7 points ago

And the biggest part is that the media says NOTHING and NEVER ATTACKS IT

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ianpatrick1966 1 point ago

It's also promoted on the app store. True opposition is completely blocked (ala gab)

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_Donald-Trump_ 7 points ago

This is what happened to the donald after the 2016 election. They soft quarantined us from the front page. We could still chat among ourselves but we didn’t have a voice. Things went down hill after that.

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Brainz 5 points ago

But but but they’re so based! Their president/CEO sent a nasty letter to Twatter.

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_alxl_ -2 points ago

On one hand people are complaining that Parler is asking for too much information from users, on the other people are complaining that content on the platform is hidden behind a login screen.

They can't win.

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Stupidandgeeky 6 points ago

There is a big difference between requiring information to acquire an account and hiding information from public view.

Free speech that can only be seen by your echo chamber is not really free speech.

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_alxl_ -3 points ago

They go hand in hand.

Create a free account if you want to view the content. That's still free speech.

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Stupidandgeeky 4 points ago

Yes, you can say what you want if you have an account, but only certain people will get to see it. It can't be shared across platforms, if it is linked here on TD only people who sign in to Parler will see it.

Stop being purposely dense. Parler is not the answer we need to big tech censorship. It is just right wing people censoring themselves away from everyone else. It is just a Safe Space for conservative thought, we should be better than needing a safe space.

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turdinthepunch 50 points ago

Dan Bongino said he was part owner. Flood his email with these concerns and have him address them on his podcast.

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_tiredofthebullshit [S] 10 points ago

I honestly don’t care enough. I use this site and Gab. I just don’t want people to get a false case of the jolly’s thinking they’re leaving twitter for greener pastures only to be shadowbanned on a larger scale.

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turdinthepunch 19 points ago

You obviously care enough to have an opinion about how its set up and idea of why you think it is set up that way... I'm just saying there might be an explanation as to why its set up that why, and it might be a credible explanation coming from someone like Dan- who for as far as I know is pretty honest.

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LilBuddyRem 5 points ago

Is Gab still a thing? When I first signed up, I only ever saw trolls, spam, and once in a while a banned conservative, but that was months ago.

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ianpatrick1966 2 points ago

Gab is absolutely awesome but of course you know that....

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Benjamin 1 point ago

I think they've been growing, and the new webapp is pretty solid. I don't use it much, but there are some good things there. I found some good content in the groups.

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SkipperinTrumpsNavy 4 points ago

When did he say that? I thought he was just an early adopter.

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I_Love_45-70_Gov 3 points ago

He bought into the platform a week or so ago. He addressed it on one of his recent podcasts, and now mentions his direct ties to Parler occasionally.

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SkipperinTrumpsNavy 2 points ago

Ah, I've been busy and haven't been able to listen. Thanks

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turdinthepunch 3 points ago

Like yesterday

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Marina 39 points ago

Needs to be open

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CovfefeAndDoughnuts 16 points ago

It’s pretty boring too TBH

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SheikFromMozambake 13 points ago

You're spoiled by this vibrant online community.

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Chick-fill-eh 1 point ago

But that would defeat the goal of the creators?

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MsAnthropic 31 points ago

That’s a fair point, I hope they open it up.

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Chick-fill-eh 2 points ago

Why would the CCP do that?

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nmipede 26 points ago

I tried to make this point here a couple of days ago, it was instantly removed. Seems the topic is now open for discussion - that's great to see.

Any other issues aside, Parler needs to allow its content to be viewable by anyone. The free expression of ideas is useless if it takes place in an echo chamber.

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Stupidandgeeky 8 points ago

I hate twitter, but I can still see Presidents Trump's tweets there. If he moves to Parler his messages there can not be shared except with other account holders.

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trout007 8 points ago

I have a Trump Tweet app so I get Trumps tweets directly to my watch without having to use Twitter. It’s great during the day when I get to see what he’s up to.

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Memebomber 17 points ago

Why would they want to open up to google? Why are you using google? Do you enjoy digital rape?

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MAGAlikethis 10 points ago

I second this. Fuck Google's search engine. What matters is that Parler does not shadow ban posts or people.

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hereticpatriot 10 points ago

No lurking is a big fucking problem.

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Beardicus 2 points ago

Because most people use Google. Maybe if they opened up the site and it's ideas within, less people would use Google.

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_tiredofthebullshit [S] 1 point ago

I don’t use Google. Believe it or not, I am not the person in the screenshot I took.

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Deplora -3 points ago

Google is by far the best search engine. It allows complex search strings and has a wide reach for content. I do not have, and never will have any kind of Google account, and I have not used and never will use any Google software (e.g. Chrome).

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Berkeley 1 point ago

This. The alternatives are pretty bad. When I search anything politically related, I use the others, but Bing, DuckDuckGo, Yahoo, etc. don't give good results. Not to mention, but Google Scholar is a God sent

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Benjamin 3 points ago

BigDickGo has better technical searches for a while now, in my experience. Google's algorithms are too smart for their own good in many cases.

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AsaNisiMAGA 16 points ago

I'm quite comfy here, thanks.

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InTheArmsOfThePepe 2 points ago

B-b-b-but!

PARLER! said while waiving jazz hands with twinkly sounds in background

  • sees you're still not signing up

PARLER! again with jazz hands, more pronounced, louder twinkly sounds in background

  • sees you're STILL not signing up

PARLER! in mid jazz hand waive, sees you're still not taking the bait

-- Okay you know what? Screw you! We didn't even need you anyway! Have fun in your completely free and open .win platform, loser!

  • stomps away in a Karen/Ken huff
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AsaNisiMAGA 2 points ago

Want to know what's funny? My husband and I were original beta testers on Twatter before it went public. A techie friend invited us. Had it less than a week before we ditched it because all it did was make us fight. And in nearly 35 years we've rarely fought. Never looked back. Oh, and I hate jazz hands LOL

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InTheArmsOfThePepe 2 points ago

Good for you!

Oh, and I hate jazz hands LOL

Atta'pede!

fist bump

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dancn 15 points ago

This explains why big tech allowed parlor to reach #1 in the app stores. This makes so much sense i just deleted my account.

They want Donald Trump to move over to parlor so that they can shut down his twitter and now his tweets are sandboxed in with other conservatives but never make it out to the public.

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flashersenpai 3 points ago

there's no such thing as sandboxing trump or any president of the united states, it's practically impossible

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PapaPepe 13 points ago

Every account needs a phone number, driver's license and a photo. They're creating an extremely trackable database of who who be on the purge list later. All it needs is a single SJW or progressive to get anywhere near it. OOPS. Tens of thousands of users got their real names, addresses, occupations and everything else doxxed along with their comments. If the swamp didn't create it, the swamp will certainly flood in.

Parler comes at an amazing time when every single social media is doing their best to silence Trump supports. Then suddenly we've got an echo chamber/safe space that needs a special pass to get in and both people consenting to even see something. Sure it will help with gating, but all you need is a single bad guy on the inside, a hack or even just an exploit somewhere on the site.

If it really was good for us, they'd be canceling this and it'd be getting the infowars treatment.

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Deplora 7 points ago

Apparently it's only the equivalent of verified accounts that require the driver's license and photo, but also some of the functionality is only available to these accounts. I have no intention of joining, so I have to take other people's word for this sort of thing.

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NoMoreLies 3 points ago

Wtf? That makes Parler as bad as Facebook! -_-

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snuggs316 13 points ago

then why are dan bongino & press sec promoting it?

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_tiredofthebullshit [S] 16 points ago

They are both good people but still aren’t all knowing tech people.

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Deplora 3 points ago

Bongino is being paid to promote Parler.

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UserGen1776 11 points ago

I thought he bought a stake in the company.

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Deplora 5 points ago

He apparently has a stake in it, but that doesn't mean he bought a stake in it. He was probably given the stake as payment for agreeing to promote it, though he may also have received some cash payment.

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Tellguy 3 points ago

Same thing, really

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ThunderCuntHillary 4 points ago

Nope. As UserGen1776 said, Bongino just bought a significant stake in Parler. He has gotten sick of the big tech censorship and chose to do something about it. This is the same reason he started BonginoReport. He got sick of Drudge going to the dark side.

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Deplora 2 points ago

Bongino just bought a significant stake in Parler.

Source? Most recent comment from UserGen1776 reads "I thought he bought a stake in the company."

Where's the confirmation that he paid money for it? Multiple people have mentioned, on this thread and others, hearing him say that he has a stake in it. I haven't seen any solid source for a claim that he bought a stake in it.

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I_Love_45-70_Gov 3 points ago

Dan Bongino is the source. Try listening to his podcasts.

1 minute search on DDG

"I’ve decided it’s time to fight back against the Tech Tyrants.... ...As a result, I’ve taken an ownership stake in Parler, the hottest social media alternative in the market right now."

-- Dan Bongino

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Deplora 1 point ago

I’ve taken an ownership stake in Parler

Still no indication that he paid for it. It is extremely common for start-up companies to compensate people with stock in exchange for doing work for the company and/or formally endorsing it. Unless I see Bongino himself, or a member of Parler's executive management saying he paid for his ownership stake, I am reasonably assuming he did not.

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Tallsie 11 points ago

Dan could potentially be swindled, he will profess himself that he isn’t always right. I would expect him to be the first to let us know if something feels fishy.

Asking questions about Parlor is wise. It does feel odd not being able to see anything about it without registering.

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ChickNorris 6 points ago (edited)

Dan posted on there 2 days ago that they were aware there are issues with some items in the user agreement and they would be working that out, keeping folks posted. He seems to have a stake in Parler, he even interviewed the creator on his podcast not long ago. I brought up my main issue with the user agreement in comments in Dan's post and I'm hoping they are addressed.

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Tallsie 8 points ago

I listen to Bongino on the daily. I know he will do right by us. I don’t know if Parlor is the right company, time and scrutinization will tell, but if Dan says something’s up, then it’s up.

He does have a financial stake in Parlor now, he has mentioned it on his show recently. I would assume that also means he has a say on its direction.

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ChickNorris 5 points ago

He does have a financial stake in Parlor now, he has mentioned it on his show recently. I would assume that also means he has a say on its direction.

This is good.

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Deplora 1 point ago

Bongino is being paid to promote Parler.

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I_Love_45-70_Gov 3 points ago

He has part ownership in Parler now. I'd expect him to be getting paid.

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Deplora 1 point ago

If he's getting paid money, it's for publicly endorsing the company, not because he has an ownership stake. Parler is obviously not profitable yet, and it is certainly not normal for shareholders in a still-unprofitable start-up company to be receiving any money in connection with their share ownership.

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Skywise 12 points ago

Why IS Parler private like that - if not to be a “concentration camp”?

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1A_FTW 12 points ago

It was being pushed hard here for the last few days/week. And any thoughtful conversation/criticism is met with mostly illogical rebuttals from what seem like ardent supporters of the platform. In the end, there’s too many questions/concerns for me to support or use it, IDGAF who invested in it or promotes it.

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hereticpatriot 11 points ago

Not allowing lurking and being closed off from the rest of the net is a major problem. Talk about an echo chamber.

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Aesopnbop 10 points ago

Parler is the same team as us

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Beardicus 32 points ago

Then open up the site. TD is open.

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riverc 3 points ago

Currently TD is behind a login screen, isn't it?

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Beardicus 5 points ago

You can view TD w/o a login. Can't participate.

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riverc 3 points ago

how? I created this login so I could view it. Ended up commenting because why not

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TheDeluxeVersion 6 points ago

I think it was just temporarily while TD was getting a large amount of traffic after the Reddit purge.

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riverc 1 point ago

looks like this is correct. I checked. Anyway, it does underscore the point that being publicly available creates an attack surface. (Or 'available without credentials', anyway)

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Beardicus 2 points ago

Try opening TD in an incognito window, you can still view the content w/o logging in.

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p8riot 24 points ago

Except we're anonymous and they're forcing private information to register and see content. Not at all the same.

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Thracka951 4 points ago

It took me 5 minutes to spin up a throwaway email address at ProtonMail and to spin up a burner google voice number that I ring to my burner phone and then discarded.

Same way I sign up for anything these days.

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p8riot 22 points ago

Congratulations you're maybe in the 0.01% who bother jumping through all those hoops. Doesn't nullify a terrible policy that's arguably antithetical to the movement.

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_tiredofthebullshit [S] 6 points ago

^^^This. 100%

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ianpatrick1966 1 point ago

And the DL photo? Quit lying.

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Thracka951 0 points ago

You don’t need that to post or comment.

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InTheArmsOfThePepe 1 point ago

I'm laughing because it seems like you're actually serious...

"Privacy concerns? What privacy concerns, pssh! Just create a fake email and phone number and you're golden!"

Ermmm... I don't think that means what you think that means...

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Thracka951 1 point ago

You’re insane if you sign up for anything with real information. Parler requires less information that almost any other platform out there (unless you opt to be “verified” which I would never even consider anyway)

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InTheArmsOfThePepe 2 points ago

Listen, I agree friend!

My point is that the fact Parler is asking for it is troubling to me.

What, does it actually want me to believe that something SO WONDERFULLY GREAT is happening behind its closed doors that I simply can't resist signing up yesterday?

Please... Hiding behind the aura of psuedo-exclusive-club-privacy is such a teen thing to be enamored by.

Maybe I'm making a big deal out of it, but to each his own.

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Thracka951 1 point ago

Sorry, didn’t mean that to sound like an attack, more just a general statement about privacy (I’m a big time privacy nut and have taken efforts to keep my real identity separate from my online identity for over 20 years lol).

My contention is that it is a useful platform IMO because it essentially decentralizes the comment section for right-wing and independent news sites since the tech companies (google et al) have essentially purged conservatives from even discussing amongst themselves.

The more platforms there are, the bigger the public square. If it turns out to be cucked, I’ll use it like Reddit to sew division and discord among the enemy.

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johnbillaby 1 point ago

I think they only want a phone number now, I signed up last year and they don't want a phone number.

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Deplora 8 points ago

A phone number is plenty with which to find out all kinds of information about you. If Parler's user database gets hacked, a lot of damage could be done.

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p8riot 5 points ago

Only? You may as well provide your fingerprints too. They have your IP, location, phone number, and possibly through cookies can see your browsing history as well.

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BananaWizard -3 points ago

nigga twitter LITERALLY does the same exact thing when you sign up. So you're afraid of twitter but not parler?

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p8riot 8 points ago

Straw man argument. The comparison was Parler to TDW, not twitter. But if you want to go there, Twitter sucks too and I wouldn't look to them as a barometer for privacy.

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flashersenpai 4 points ago

you don't need a phone number for twitter...

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BananaWizard 0 points ago

Yes you do? Are you joking? They've required it for years. Even google voice numbers don't work anymore.

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DrGEOTUS 2 points ago

I just created Twitter, Insta, FB, and Reverbnation accounts for a freind's new music project 2 months ago. No phone required on any platform. Just an email. Same for Wix to create the website.

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BananaWizard 0 points ago

Check the twitter it's locked

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DrGEOTUS 2 points ago

None of the accounts are locked.

... continue reading thread?
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flashersenpai 0 points ago

I just signed up a twitter account without a phone number like last week.

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modded 1 point ago

Maybe. Hope so.

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madly_aloof 9 points ago

Ding ding ding ding ding!!! Anyone ever hear about Georgie Boy Soros? Now what would he have to do with Parler?

https://twunroll.com/article/1276259359065079813

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MCBOOSTY 8 points ago

the "wider internet" theyre talking about as a deep as a puddle

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RansomVash 7 points ago

GAB is where it’s at for me. I really don’t understand why more people on the right are not using. In the beginning it was a little clunky but they have really cleaned up the interface and brought a lot of interesting options to the table. Just the fact that Silicon Valley has made a concerted effort to destroy GAB is proof to me that it’s got real potential to eclipse all the main social media platforms. It’s getting better every with every update and outside of the no porn rule there is no speech restrictions.

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TrumpsGlassOfWater 1 point ago

I think most of the anti-jew stuff on gab is what turns most people off.

Even though its probably leftist shills doing all of the posting

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ianpatrick1966 2 points ago

Then don't follow Nazis? I have never seen any anti Jew stuff and I use gab every day

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TrumpsGlassOfWater 1 point ago

Sorry maybe I was thinking of bitchute

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RansomVash 2 points ago

Huh... I’ve legitimately never seen any anti Jew stuff on the GAB platform. Not saying it isn’t there I’ve just yet to see it. That being said I think that when you create a site that promises to never limit speech you’re going to have some bad apples. Since I’ve never seen the anti-Semitic shit I think it’s possible to eliminate such posts from your feed without destroying other peoples right to free speech. I think the worst thing I’ve seen so far(bad according to popular dogma) is one of the people I follow posts lots of pictures of white women in traditional European outfits and speaks positively about their beauty and culture. Nothing negative about other cultures though.

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Alpha 6 points ago

PARLER...


RED FLAG #1 It is being promoted and pushed here by comments on TD (a lot of them new accounts)


RED FLAG #2 It is isolated and away from public view


RED FLAG #3 It demands your email and phone number


RED FLAG #4 The media, Google and Apple are perfectly okay with it existing and flourishing. Visa has no cancelled it and it is not being blacklisted anywhere.


RED FLAG #5 There is no anonymity or true freedom of expression like gab


BONUS It seemed to just pop out of nowhere, who is paying for the servers, programmers, maintenance and advertising? Who is behind the scenes? I opened an account and closed it next day, something seemed off.

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InTheArmsOfThePepe 1 point ago

And why all the seemingly "grass roots" shows of support from the likes of Parscale, etal?

It's all very suspicious IMO.

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sg03107 6 points ago

Zio-cons

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Asun 6 points ago

From Parler's user agreement:

  1. Parler may remove any content and terminate your access to the Services at any time and for any reason or no reason, although Parler endeavors to allow all free speech that is lawful and does not infringe the legal rights of others.

Just be aware when using it.

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koyima 1 point ago

you still have to follow the law

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fazzman23 5 points ago

problem is dan bongino likes it....hes a good dude. someone should contact him

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turdinthepunch 5 points ago

he's got a stake in it.

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ianpatrick1966 2 points ago

He owns it. YouTube influencers are not "good dudes"

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indigo_truther 4 points ago

The best thing about Parler is that it's a credible threat against Twitter.

Basically Trump can push the envelope against Twitter while having Kayleigh & Lion Ted set up accounts on Parler. So Twitter is caught between their shareholders and the DNC.

The worst thing about Parler is that everyone just whines about Twitter all the time.

Including Milo, but at least he is there. And Carpe. And ZeroHedge. Everything else is pretty boring...

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DonnyTrump2024 4 points ago

Why not join the fediverse? Since the servers are federated, they are owned by multiple different groups and are resistant to censorship. Parler kind of sprung up out of nowhere, but Mastodon/Pleroma have been going strong for years. It's easy as going to https://instances.social/ and picking an instance that you think you might like. Content from all other instances is shared.

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theClutchologist 4 points ago

Wtf is Parler?

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stonetears4fears 4 points ago

Bongino is a partner in the company?

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macrolinx 3 points ago

someone tried to share something from parlor onto here a couple of days ago, I commented that if you had to log in to se the content - the site wasn't gonna last. I don't even have an account on there. Not gonna make one just to "view."

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UserGen1776 3 points ago

Uh. BS Alert? Parler isn't going to steal people from the .win community. Remember until recently there has been no competition to big tech. Parler > Twitter. TD.win > Reddit.

Why is Flynn and Nunes on this platform if its a honeypot? Let us know what you find in your research.

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Alars 3 points ago

It might be a temporary thing to encourage users to sign up.

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bit0101 3 points ago

I will never sign up for any social media that requires my real info. That's a honeypot that can and will be used to destroy your life.

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xzars_folly 3 points ago

Just play devil's advocate...is parlor hiding people's posts from google and indexing to protect them from the witch hunters prehaps?

I mean the very well could be siloing the Right....but... I'm not sure how to call this. I can see the counter argument that they are trying to make a place where people can discuss ideas without fear of being doxxed.

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riverc 3 points ago

I know this won't get much play, but hear me out. Being open to the 'wider internet' is not necessarily what you want. At the moment, this means that journalists have immediate access to anything objectionable on your site, and can use that to twist the arm of anyone who provides any of your services to remove you. It's more important to be a node in a series of networks that distribute information, keeping in mind that these networks encompass the whole USA and that many nodes are on multiple networks and carry messages across them.

I firmly believe that social media is toxic whomever runs it and for whatever purpose, and that the pressure of 'the public eye' - meaning in this case the cadres of cultural revolutionaries - makes it far more toxic than that. In any case, supposing Parler got the majority of potential voters on its network, it WOULD be the 'the public' (that's how it works.)

Not to say it will happen, but it's more effective to create interlocking silos than it is to get shut down by rabid journalists.

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sorrytodisagree 3 points ago

Now I don't have a Parler account and find their requirements suspicious, but I remember back when The_Donald tried to migrate to vo at... I'm convinced Spez had a reinforced brigade of cucks LARPing as Nazis to poison the competition. They were way too intent on derailing that sites' chance at relevance to all be actual fanatics.

TDW has prevented such malcontents, spez shills or otherwise, with vigorous moderation. Parler might be taking such extraordinary identification measures to prevent Twitter saboteurs or others on a much larger scale. I would think Bongino would be a believer in knowing who the threats are... just a theory.

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letrain 3 points ago

I can see shared content without logging in. Also like other user have said, yes it is a digital ghetto, yes it is a tool to use, and yes it is a site for all free thinking individuals to collaborate before the election. It might not be a good tool to reach new people but it is good for brainstorming and finding like minded people.

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f_bastiat 2 points ago

NEVER HEARD OF IT

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Lla26 2 points ago

Why isn't Bongino ever kicked off Twitter or Youtube? He’s pushing Parler HARD. I don’t know if he’s controlled opposition but I suspect him, AND SCOTT ADAMS (who just endorsed Biden. Oh to keep himself safe he says 🙄) Just beware

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randomusename 5 points ago

Scott Adams did that with Hillary too. Tries to pace, then lead, and when he switches back to Trump hopes to convince others to. Its his thing.

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SCUFFI 2 points ago

Bongino isn’t controlled opposition, he just isn’t very prudent. He is good at one thing, quite good, and that’s analysis. He’s not a savvy pundit, politician, interviewer, or media mogul. He needs to learn to stay in his lane or he is going to get used. He is not quick on his feet and needs to take the third person approach. Bongino report, bad idea, poorly executed, stole traffic from Rantingly which is superior in every way, he sounds like a meat head in his Fox News head to head punditry, and Parlor is a bad concept (I tried it before closing my profile) that is stealing from GAB which is again the far superior platform. Just keep doing what you do Bongino and headline others doing good elsewhere, like you do for investigative journalists. I like you just don’t try to be everything all at once. Amplifying the movement doesn’t mean owning a piece of all of it.

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SkipperinTrumpsNavy 2 points ago

Bongino is controlled opposition. Why the fuck do you think that?

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MAGA_4EVER 2 points ago

All this fear mongering about parler feels off to me.

Sure, don't join if you don't want to join. Who tf cares.

If you have a Facebook account, Facebook has your political affiliation.

If you don't use a VPN, google does too.

Parler is probably an attempt at a botless environment where everyone can say what they want. Buy a burner if you want to get in without giving your phone number. But if you use any social media or even google chrome at all... Then I have some bad news for you.

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DrGEOTUS 2 points ago

"All this fear mongering about parler feels off to me."

Funny, the sudden, out of the blue, totally inorganic shilling for Parler that started around here last week feels off to me and many pedes that have enough experience with bullshit and full cause to be skeptical.

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TrumpsGlassOfWater 2 points ago

Because the Democrats have literally burned our cities down to stop Trump.

They lied about Russia, Ukraine, and pretty much everything else.

Tried a political coup.

Banned us from reddit and prominent social media platforms.

Why wouldn't they try to create a platform which identifies us all om a single database while isolating our ideas from the public internet?

Naivety is not a luxury we have at the moment.

If Parler wants to be the next platform, they need to at least open the site up.

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Omnishambles 2 points ago (edited)

Parler is a tool. It’s not the solution to all our problems, but it can be effective if utilized properly; when attacks on .win start, and they will, we must have temporary alternatives to stay organized. One is Gab, Parler is another, Discord is also an option, albeit one that inches closer and closer to nonviability as time goes on. No site is perfect, but being able to hear from people we normally would not hear from with a reasonable amount of community engagement is potentially a net positive.

Just be careful about surrendering any compromising information in the process of utilizing it. I’m not messing with their verification system and would advocate against it in general.

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kogar 1 point ago

So, you want the data to be searchable...by liberal people that run search engines, who mine the data to doxx you, who assemble the data into actionable plans to defeat you?

Did I get that right?

Not ONCE has Parler deceived me in what its putpose is or how my opinions or data is used. So far, that’s FAR better than any other social media site or search engine that turns you Into “the product.”

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_tiredofthebullshit [S] 0 points ago

A sheep rarely sees the deception with wool pulled over its eyes...

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DunnoManMaybe 1 point ago

This post is the equivalent of not voting then bitching about the government.

Don't like it? Don't use it.

But you just forfeited your right to bitch about Twitter.

"You should use Gab!"

I would rather have full blown AIDS than an account with the Twitter equivalent of AIDS.

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Corvettez06usa 1 point ago

I can see the worry but it’s still effective to have a place for conservatives to speak freely. Hiding it behind shadows is bad yeah, but organized thought and deliberation among us is still a very very powerful tool. When they censor the right they’re blocking us from strengthening our best ideas through communication with each other.

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Monzie 1 point ago

Parler for some reason also seems to multi-post the same shout or tweet or whatever up to 3-4 times in a row. It's annoying to scroll through.

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shipoutofdanger 1 point ago (edited)

#not true.

you can view and share individual posts while not logged in. You just can't view a whole profile page and ALL the posts from a user without an account.

My guess is they will fix this soon, as it was my biggest issue with the site on first inspection. So they will have heard the feedback plenty.

EDIT: looks like they changed this in the last couple days. Hmmm...

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DonnyCypra 1 point ago

Good points but it's still fun and I can be heard by conservative congressmen. Still getting parler

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TheUnsuicidables 1 point ago (edited)

I don't understand why Trump hasn't gone to Gab and other platforms. You can use more than one.

Tweet links to these other platforms where you posted what you want to say. Creates market competition, the media will be forced to cover it, and the middle finger to Twitter using it as a glorified notification machine when Trump has put out a message elsewhere.

I did this with facebook, posting things on minds then just every post on minds I'd share the link to facebook so if you wanted to see what I said you have to go to minds to view it.

The only reason I see is if he's trying to get them to overstep their bounds for a lawsuit, but the GOP have had years to nip this in the bud. I'd rather he start messing with them than nothing.

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codesherpa 1 point ago

Do we know who the owners of Parlor are besides Bongino? That would tell us a lot.

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nimblenate 1 point ago

Probably run by Twitter.

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Glacier6ful 1 point ago

Right wing? You are giving yourself away with your left wing tongue.

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SheikFromMozambake 3 points ago

What he said was true, clearly stated, and important for our side. How the hell does that make him left wing?

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_tiredofthebullshit [S] 0 points ago (edited)

Look at my Post and Comment history, cunt.

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YuriBezmenov 1 point ago

I knew the moment it reached #1 on app store that it wasn't organic. A new twitter doesn't just appear like that and receive that many downloads. It also requires a phone number to sign up. No thanks.

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Idgaf47 0 points ago

Bongino is all for it, so I'm skeptical. Also, everyone has your phone number anyway, what's 1 more app having it?

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rplgn 0 points ago

fake maga website. be careful about imposters, pedes.

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Diotima 0 points ago

Parler is awesome and the CEO isn't some cuck like Jack.

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the_sky_is_falling 0 points ago

I just don't get it.

It's like these people are putting themselves willingly in cages and telling everyone how much freedom they have there.

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rando_calrissian 0 points ago

I knew it was BS the second I tried to view a post there- even facebook and instagram will let you view stuff without logging in. They try to hook you very quickly, but they still don't block people from content.

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MACHO.MAN.RANDY.SAVA 0 points ago

We don’t need another Twitter, we need no Twitter at all.

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Robyna7 0 points ago

Its just twitter 2.0 lol

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Deplora 3 points ago

Not really -- content that users post on Twitter is viewable to the public, and it's increasingly used as a source by major media outlets, which include tweeted content in stories and link to the applicable tweet(s) so readers/viewers can see the original tweet and also read the associated thread, and see the tweeter's profile and other tweets/threads. Not possible with Parler.

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kono_hito_wa 21 points ago

It's 100% Parler's decision to not allow their site to be viewed without creating a login.

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bill_the_butcher -9 points ago (edited)

Downvote if u like peeners

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kono_hito_wa 9 points ago

This site is visible without a login. It's been login-required twice that I'm aware of: Tulsa rally and yesterday - both due to DDoS control.

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modded 3 points ago

Try logging out and opening the page

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_tiredofthebullshit [S] 0 points ago (edited)

A cursory glance at my post history would confirm I am in fact not liberal. Kindly ease down slowly on a cactus.

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Rusty_Nut -15 points ago

Waa, Waa, Waa ... Don't like the way it's set up - start your own!