With social media censorship only increasing by the day, many conservatives are fed up and have been making the move from Twitter (and Facebook) to Parler, an alt-tech social media platform that has pledged since its inception to not censor users.
When Laura Loomer was permanently deplatformed, she warned that the Silicon Valley mafia would also come for President Trump during the election year. She was right. Since 2018, Loomer has been encouraging conservatives to get on Parler where free speech is celebrated and accepted. As the leader of the TWEXIT movement to get conservatives to leave Twitter, Loomer has been urging President Trump and his campaign to get on Parler!
The Trump campaign has heard the Republican congressional candidate and the millions of other censored and banned conservatives in America loud and clear! Shockingly, Loomer is the only federal candidate for office in the United States whose campaign is being denied access to Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and PayPal. As the front runner in her race in Florida 21, which happens to he President Trump’s home District, Loomer has been using Parler and Gab to campaign. Detractors on the Left and Right said she would never be able to have a successful campaign as a deplatformed candidate, but she’s proven them all wrong and is dominating in the polls while using Parler.
Among users that have sought an alternative to the political bias, censorship, and often times harassment and banning of conservative voices on major social media platforms, many from President Trump’s Team have started migrating to Parler following Loomer’s calls for Trump to “issue the final death blow to Twitter” by getting on Parler.
Campaign manager for President Donald J. Trump Brad Parscale posted a tweet Friday morning that read, “Hey @twitter, your days are numbered,” and linked a post from Parler that pointed out Twitter’s continued censoring of the president’s tweets by way of warning labels and blocking content. This time, Twitter slapped a “Manipulated media” warning label onto a tweet from the president that was clearly mocking CNN’s portrayal of Trump supporters.
Thursday Parscale posted on Parler, “If anyone argues why @parler, here it is:,” referring to Twitter’s use of the “Manipulated media” warning label Twitter added to the video clip posted by the president on Thursday night. When you click on the highlighted warning it takes you to another page where Twitter clarifies the following: “-In September 2019, CNN reported on a viral video about a friendship between two toddlers – On Thursday, the president shared a version of the video which many journalists confirmed was edited and doctored with a fake CNN chyron”. File this away in the same folder marked, “Water is wet.”
Here’s the clip posted on Twitter by President Trump late Thursday evening in its entirety. The 2019 clip was altered by Carpe Donktum with the mock CNN ticker: “BREAKING NEWS: TERRIFIED TODLER [sp] RUNS FROM RACIST BABY”.
To any logical person, and especially those who are familiar with the work of Carpe Donktum, this was clearly an artistic way to call out CNN’s blatantly biased reporting of all things Trump. Even if you were not familiar with Carpe Donktum’s work, one click on his Twitter bio reads, “eternally sarcastic memesmith specializing in the creation of memes to support President Donald J. Trump.” Casual observers looking into the origin of the video clip, should have stopped here upon realizing this is the kind of thing Carpe does. But alas, we’re dealing with the left’s relentless outrage mob. They have systematically killed comedy in the past 10+ years. No one is allowed to have fun, make jokes, and certainly not laugh at ourselves and others. It’s actually pretty pathetic. They ruin everything.
Parscale joined Fox News Friday morning where one of the topics touched on by co-host Ainsley Earhardt was the increasing levels of censorship seen on major social media platforms Twitter and Facebook and how that effects the president’s re-election campaign.
“So Brad, there’s censorship on the campaign trail among these social media outlets. Twitter is labeling one of President Trump’s tweets “manipulated media,” Facebook says it’s going to censor Trump’s 2020 ads for organized hate. Are you worried about this?,” Earhardt asked Parscale.
“This is actually something I actually have worried about over the years. I think Ainsley, you know that I’ve been on your show, I’ve been all over talking about this. I worry about the “Palo Alto Mafia” as I call them. What they feel like is they have a moral obligation because American voters are not smart enough to see how smart they are,” Parscale told Earhardt.
“They want to use the controls within their tools. The manipulation they can do and try to filter, change, modify, do anything they can. I mean, there has been hearings about how Google manipulates results to try to make – to get you to think the way they want. Twitter censoring videos and content, Facebook manipulating algorithms. These things continue to be a problem.”
Parscale continued, “Last night I tweeted there’s a new rising platform called Parler. It’s about free speech. It’s about having the opportunity to actually have a real discussion. Liberals verses Conservatives, let’s have an open discussion without a bunch of people that think they’re smarter than us in Northern California telling us how we should speak to each other and I completely support it. And I continue to hope that we make a transition away from these people. I think Twitter is one of the worst of all of them. Unfortunately, it’s a necessary evil sometimes for elections right now, and I hope over the next few years and hopefully by the end of this election we see a move away from it because I think the Palo Alto Mafia is one of the worst things out there.”
On May 29th, 2020, Parscale sent s public message to Parler CEO John Matze, saying the Trump campaign is ready to spend money on Parler to help the pro-free speech platform grow and that he thinks “Facebook sucks”.
He’s right. Facebook does suck.
“John, I am ready to spend money on the platform and help you grow. I think the numbers being over 1M now gives me that opportunity. Facebook app sucks. Platform is giant though. I do think UIX matters significantly for new and upcoming. Just text me and we can discuss. I am going to try to hang out a bit more. Moving POTUS is not in the cards YET.”
Parscale isn’t the only Trump 2020 Team member who has been more active on Parler recently. Lara Lea Trump, and Eric Trump both joined the social media platform May 27th, after Twitter’s censoring of a pair of tweets from President Trump where he warned of the dangers of mail-in ballots.
“I just joined Parler! Looking forward to meeting everyone here. #newuser,” Lara posted as her first parley.
Eric Trump’s first post on Parler reads: “Hi Friends – great to be on Parler. ususus”.
Trump 2020 Senior Legal Adviser, Attorney to President Trump, and Falkirk Center Senior Fellow Jenna Ellis joined Parler May 27th, 2020 as well and has posted several times about Twitter’s censorship:
“*Twitter marks itself safe from ever successfully arguing it is not an arbiter of truth*,” Ellis said on Parler of Twitter Safety’s tweet concerning the first time Twitter labeled President Trump’s tweets as “misleading.”
“Twitter is actively editorializing President Trump. They are engaging in political speech with their “flags” to shape public perception and affect the outcome of the election,” Ellis added in another post on Parler.
May 29th, Ellis echoed a post from FCC Commissioner Brendan Carr on Twitter’s hypocritical stance in which he states, “Twitter’s censorship here doesn’t even appear to fall within the policy it cites. Like any business, Twitter has a right to its views. And like any business, Twitter is accountable for meeting its terms of service. No business gets to violate those terms for political reasons.”
“The Twitter flag is one gigantic political straw man, ” Ellis posted on Parler May 29th, 2020.
Trump Campaign Principal Deputy Communications Director, Erin M Perrine joined Parler May 29th, 2020. Her first post mirrored that of Lara Lea Trump’s first parley, “I just joined Parler! Looking forward to meeting everone here. #newuser”.
Assistant to the President and White House Deputy Chief of Staff for Communications Dan Scavino joined Parler August 29th, 2019 and has since built a following of 60k followers. “Hello @parler!,” reads his first parley on the social media site.
In addition, Senior Advisor to the Donald J. Trump Campaign, Katrina Pierson has remained active on Parler posting over 3.5k parleys, and building a following of 120k since joining the social media site December 9th, 2018.
Just this past Monday, Parler released their internet bill of rights titled “A Declaration of Internet Independence“:
I highly recommend you read the entire document. Parler understands our rights as Americans and has promised to value and respect every individual. Here is a short excerpt from Parler on Twitter’s using the people that helped to make them what they have built themselves up to be today, then turning and imposing heavy handed and biased censorship of those same users:
“Twitter once pledged to be a Public Square, where all peaceful voices were promised respect and equal right to be heard. With that promise in hand, The People propelled Twitter to position of great prominence.
But absolute power corrupts absolutely. And Twitter has proven no different.
Twitter long ceased to be a public square. They are now merely a publisher. And a bad, biased publisher at that. They have become a Tech Tyrant, stepping on our Freedoms to push their agenda driven narrative.
The People spoke up. We spoke up and asked Twitter to keep their word. But the Tyrant has rebuked us and refused to listen.” Click here to join Parler.