Parler Is Now in the Hands of a Right-Wing Activist Seeking a Radical Rewrite of the Constitution - 2021-02-15
The board of the far-right social media app Parler has fired its CEO and put the platform in the hands of interim CEO Mark Meckler and right-wing British political operative Matthew Richardson, along with board chair and majority owner Rebekah Mercer.
Meckler, whom Mercer recruited for Parler, is a well known right-wing activist who co-founded the Tea Party Patriots and is president and CEO of the Convention of States Foundation and its partner Convention of States Action, organizations pushing for a constitutional convention to radically rewrite America's founding document.
Many participants in the deadly Capitol insurrection on Jan. 6 were Parler users. A Gizmodo report used GPS data from hundreds of archived Parler videos to prove that numerous users stormed the nation's legislative branch. Many of those videos, which were archived by a hacker, were featured in a montage that House impeachment managers used in Trump's impeachment trial.