Parler posts, some with GPS data, have been archived by an independent researcher - 2021-01-11

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F0.png Parler posts, some with GPS data, have been archived by an independent researcher January 11, 2021, Kim Lyons, The Verge

Before Parler went offline early Monday, a researcher says she archived 99 percent of its posts, Gizmodo reported. The researcher, identified only by her Twitter handle, @donk_enby, started archiving Parler posts after the January 6th attack on the Capitol in Washington, DC that left six people dead.

Parler has been identified as one of the sites where people who participated in the riot planned and coordinated the attack on the Capitol. @donk_enby says she began cataloging Parler posts on January 6th in an attempt to create a public record. That effort had to be accelerated when Amazon announced on Saturday it was pulling web hosting services from the site for violating its terms of service.

Posts on Parler encouraged violence, leading to last Wednesday's attack on the Capitol, and even in the days afterward, there were posts warning that Trump supporters would return to Washington on January 19th for more violence. "We will come in numbers that no standing army or police agency can match," one user wrote.

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