After Twitter labels, censors, and suspends, Parler hits No.1 on Apple’s App Store

After a significant surge in sign-ups after Twitter censored and suspended conservative meme-makers to heads of state, the free speech social media platform known as “Parler” hit number one on the Apple App Store’s News section.

Parler No.1 on Apple App Store
Parler hits No.1 on Apple’s App Store

The screenshot was posted in a parlay by CEO and creator of Parler, John Matze, who wrote:

This is our victory as a community for free speech over the tech tyrants. This is a symbol that we want a Town Square for free discussion. We the people do not want to be told what to think, we do not want to be manipulated, and we want our data to be private. We reject technofascism and those who think they are the sole arbiters of truth. We reject their biased editorial panels, we reject their “fact checkers” and we reject censorship. #SpeakFree

Twitter slapped a label on another one of President Donald Trump’s tweets on Tuesday, claiming that it violated its rules about “abusive behavior.” Earlier in the day, Trump tweeted that “there will never be an ‘Autonomous Zone’ in Washington, D.C., as long as I’m your President. If they try they will be met with serious force!”

“We’ve placed a public interest notice on this Tweet for violating our policy against abusive behavior, specifically, the presence of a threat of harm against an identifiable group,” a Twitter spokesperson said. The tweet is remaining on the platform “given its relevance to ongoing public conversation.” Users will be able to retweet it with comment, but they will not be able to “like,” “reply” or merely retweet it.

Jack Brewster for Forbes:

Parler was founded in 2018 by John Matze and Jared Thomson who, per the company about page, were “exhausted with a lack of transparency in big tech, ideological suppression and privacy abuse.”

While the site was never exclusively pitched as a conservative answer to Twitter, it has seen an explosion in publicity and interest since Twitter fact-checked one of Trump’s tweets for the first time on May 26.

Since then, the Parler app has steadily climbed up the app store rankings and the site now has more than a million users, 10 times more than a year ago.

On Thursday, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) became the latest high-profile Republican to announce he was joining the site, “This platform gets what free speech is all about, and I’m excited to be a part of it,” Cruz said in a video message on Twitter, calling for an “end” to “Silicon Valley censorship.”

MacDailyNews Take: Newton’s Third Law of Motion: For every action, there is a reaction. More info and download link for the Parler app via Apple’s App Store here.

37 Comments

    1. Nothing to fix! Every single device downloading Parler from the App Store was bought from his fruity SJW company. I’m sure he couldn’t be more pleased!

      1. The Parler app and service is free. Apple gets $0 per download. If Cook could get rid of it he would. I say that because he said this:

        Fake news killing people’s minds. It’s a big problem in a lot of the world and necessitates a crackdown by the authorities and technology firms.

        It has to be ingrained in the schools, it has to be ingrained in the public. There has to be a massive campaign. We have to think through every demographic… We need the modern version of a public-service announcement campaign. It can be done quickly if there is a will.

        All of us technology companies need to create some tools that help diminish the volume of fake news. We must try to squeeze this without stepping on freedom of speech and of the press, but we must also help the reader.

        In some ways kids will be the easiest to educate. At least before a certain age, they are very much in listen and understand [mode], and they then push their parents to act.

        Like Twitter, MSNBC, ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN, NYT, NPR, etc. want you to think you’re free, as long as you think what they want you to think, they way they want you to think it. Step out of line and you’ll be canceled by the thought police.

        1. Please be aware he can flat out disallow it.

          That this is possible (and worse acceptable) is outrageous, but this crap has happened hundreds of times already.

          Meanwhile I couldn’t care less about Twitter or Parler, though I fully support them existing and users having as many choices as possible.

          It should not be possible for an environment’s single App Store to censor an entire platform. Alternate App Stores should be available, each one carrying what they want.

          1. As long as the web exists, all that would be removed from the App Store is a native app. Which, when you’re talking about information, doesn’t REQUIRE a native app. Now, if their ISP removes them, that’s WAY more serious.

            If Apple removes Parler and they start crying like liberals because folks can’t be bothered to type in a URL in Safari, or Chrome or whatever browser you want, then I don’t know what will have become of today’s conservatives.

            1. Yes, of course, we’re speaking native apps. And I’m not saying Apple should be forced into selling anything. Others should be able to sell iOS Apps.

              Our televisions don’t dictate channels.

        2. “The Parler app and service is free. Apple gets $0 per download.”
          What do you have to use to access the Apple App Store? Android? A device made by a SJW company? I’m thinking it’s the latter.

          So, go, read your conservative twitter because you’re afraid of information that doesn’t align with your worldview. Just know that the thing that makes it possible is that little slab of social justice in your hand 😀

          “If Cook could get rid of it he would. I say that because he said this:”
          Help me, because I can’t find anywhere in that where it says he doesn’t like conservative viewpoints. He’s against fake news and if you’re saying conservative viewpoints are fake news, there’s a bunch a folks here that would disagree.

  1. As its user base continues to grow, watch the mainstream media attempt to discredit Parler because they want you to use Twitter, where leftists control the narrative.

    When President Trump adds a Parler account, MSNBCNN will have a collective conniption fit.

    The Independent and Yahoo, among others, have already released articles attempting to paint Parler as a hub for neo-Nazis, white supremacists, and the oft-used term “far-right” in order to denigrate site.

    WATCH CAREFULLY and you can see the panic as they fear their control over “social media” is slipping away.

    Twitter brought this upon themselves. This is Twitter’s “Head of Site Integrity,” Yoel Roth:

    1. What a joke. It will only be used by wackos and conspiracy theorists. It will be full of hate speech. And yes, full of republicans. Enjoy your echo chamber.

    2. Do YOU even have a Parler account? Because you post a LOT coming from Twitter, but I haven’t seen a peep of Parler coming from you. I guess if they can’t even get YOUR seal of approval, they ain’t about much, huh?

      Or is it hard to find a single post that’s not from neo-Nazis, white supremacists, and the oft-used term “far-right”?

    1. You lefties sure seem to be awfully riled up about an uncensored social media app. What is someone admitting when he confesses to being pro censorship, comrade?

      1. Uncensored? You mean they will ALLOW liberal posts? Count me out. I see enough of that even when I’m actively trying to AVOID Twitter. I don’t need an unending stream of liberal nonsense from Parler as well.

  2. Issuing a public warning of intent to enforce the law is not a threat of “harm.”

    Twitter is a twisted leftist swamp.

    Twitter’s actions also raise some interesting legal questions regarding not only election interference, but campaign finance. Should their actions be considered an in-kind donation to the Biden campaign? Or should they be held to a variation of the “equal time” doctrine, where they aren’t permitted to delete, hide, or otherwise obfuscate what a candidate is saying?

    Of course literally thousands of tweets promising violence against Trump, against police officers in general, or publicizing this weekend’s Black Lives Matter “protests” haven’t been hidden.

    1. In this case, the opposite reaction might end up being unequal. Heavy-handed biased Twitter can do what they want with their platform and if nobody but a bunch of leftist commies end up using it, then that is what it shall end up being.

    1. Nikki Haley is not the best endorsement for Parler. She fell hook, line and sinker for the NOOSCAR hoax that discerning people like myself knew was a hoax from the get-go, just like we knew it with Jussie Smollett, just like we knew it with umpteen random hoaxes before that. Once these hoaxers start getting arrested and prosecuted, as they should, then it’ll stop happening so much.

  3. The #3 overall post on US Facebook today, with almost 200,000 shares, is a photo of a Vietnam War memorial vandalized by BLM protesters.

    https://twitter.com/kevinroose/status/1276597627623100416/photo/1

    Too bad it’s a lie from a conservative commentator.

    https://www.politifact.com/factchecks/2020/jun/04/facebook-posts/vietnam-memorial-was-not-vandalized-black-lives-ma/

    If you think lies like this should be permitted on social media, then you are part of the problem.

    Please go peddle your lies on your insignificant little social network. Such a great way to live one’s life.

    1. Look everyone, Karen trying to be Holier then thou regarding lies coming from some form of “Media”!

      If she only knew… If she only knew.

    2. Like there hasn’t been tons of lies from the Demotard side on all platform especially on TV. MSNBC, CNN are the biggest liars of all. Peddled fantasy to Demotards to keep them drooling for 4 years.

        1. How about years of the Russia Collision hoax, day in and day out, 24/7?

          How about accessing Trump of putting illegals in “cages” while showing video of it actually happening for real while Obama was POTUS?

          How about their attempt to ruin Nick Sandman by knowingly lying about him—for which they were sued and settled?

          How about their stupid claims of “mostly peaceful protests” while buildings were burning down behind them?

          Need I go on, smart guy?

  4. Liberal and Indepedent views on Twitter, Conservative views on Parler. I really have never understood why conservatives would continue to use Twitter then cry about censorship sounding like liberal snowflakes. If you write an essay then throw it in fire you CAN’T be mad at the fire for burning your message!

    Good to see that conservatives are going where the message is welcomed.

    1. “Good to see that conservatives are going where the message is welcomed.”

      They’re going to Parler because many of them are getting blocked or pushed out of twitter. I’m sure they’d rather stay in twitter.

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