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Is It Time For Conservatives To Leave Twitter And Join Parler?

Jeff Katz
June 26, 2020 - 2:50 pm

As Twitter continues its efforts to censor and silence conservative voices on its platform, some prominent voices on the right are encouraging a move to Parler, a Twitter competitor that promotes itself as a "free speech social network."

The platform is gaining popularity and this week saw a 50 percent in new users following Twitter permanently suspending the account of a well-known conservative meme maker, a popular conservative reporter and censored a tweet from President Donald Trump for the second time.

Since then, many conservative lawmakers and pundits -such as Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA), Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) and commentator Dan Bongino - have urged their Twitter followers switch over to Parler. 

On Thursday, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) even published a video on his Twitter account promoting Parler and encouraging his followers to join him on "a platform gets what free speech is all about."

Although none of these conservative voices have permanently deleted their Twitter accounts just yet, in just a few days, Parler went from around 1 million users to 1.5 million, according to Mediaite