'Free Speech' Social Network Parler Tops App Store Downloads After Trump Loses Election - 2020-11-09

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F0.png 'Free Speech' Social Network Parler Tops App Store Downloads After Trump Loses Election November 9, 2020, Tom McKay, Gizmodo

Parler, the Twitter alternative for conservatives where users can say anything they want without fear of censorship (except for an arbitrary list of terms conservatives don't like), is taking off in the wake of Donald Trump's defeat against Democrat Joe Biden in the 2020 elections.

Parler is currently listed ranked as the #1 most downloaded free app on iOS and Android, per analytics firm SensorTower. The app bills itself as a sort of alternate Facebook or Twitter where right-wingers can frolic without fear that that liberal tech billionaires and their mod cronies will ban them or delete their posts—a Trump-endorsed conspiracy theory that has become central to GOP dogma. According to TechCrunch, Parler sat as the 1,023th most downloaded app on the App Store a week ago to #7 on Saturday and #1 on Sunday. On Android, Parler shot from #51 on Saturday to #5 on Sunday and #1 on Monday.

Parlor was originally pronounced "Parlay" (meaning to speak in French), but its CEO John Matze changed it to the more straightforward pronunciation "Parlour" (as in the type of room) after realizing his users were saying it that way anyways.

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