Right-wing users flock to Parler as social media giants rein in misinformation

Since the 2020 U.S. presidential election, Parler has caught on among right-wing politicians and “influencers” – people with large online followings – as a social media platform where they can share and promote ideas without worrying about the company blocking or flagging their posts for being dangerous or misleading. However, the website has become a haven for far-right extremists and conspiracy theorists who are now interacting with the mainstream conservatives flocking to the platform.

As the three highest-profile social media companies – YouTube, Facebook and Twitter – continue to take action to mitigate the spread of extremism and disinformation, Parler has welcomed the ensuing exodus of right-wing users. It has exploded in popularity, doubling its members to 10 million during the month of November – although it is still dwarfed by Twitter’s roughly 330 million monthly active users.

With its newfound success, the site is contributing to the widening gap

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Non-Chinese Investors Flock To India, As Chinese Money Pales

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Even a cursory glance at the business headlines during the past few months will point to the growing trend of foreign investors pumping cash in Indian companies. The Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently, while speaking at US India Strategic Partnership Forum (USISPF), claimed that the country has received over $20 billion foreign direct investment (FDI) this year.

When it comes to the Indian startup ecosystem, which is burgeoning in recent times and has more than two dozen unicorns, has always had foreign investors play an epoch-making role for a company’s future. From the nascent stage of Indian startup ecosystem, foreign investors, particularly Chinese investors, have shown a massive interest after understanding the market potential. However, in current times, there has been a gradual shift in terms of the source of investment.

Why is

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Conservatives Flock To ‘Alt’ Social Media In US Election Dispute

Conservatives backing President Donald Trump’s claims of election malfesance have sparked a migration to alternative social media sites which have refrained from filtering unverified claims.

The shift has boosted right-wing favorites like Parler, Newsmax and Rumble which have rejected the approach of Facebook and Twitter in labeling and limiting the reach of conspiracy theories.

Parler, founded in 2018, saw more than 3.3 million downloads from Apple and Google marketplaces since November 3 to reach 7.3 million installs globally, according to market tracker Sensor Tower.

Large gains were also seen for other conservative-friendly services such as Newsmax — which Trump himself endorsed — as well as MeWe and Rumble.

These sites have left up Trump’s claims of manipulation of election results in states he lost.

While alternative social networks have seen ephemeral gains in the past, the post-election trend “has reached more mainstream conservatives” who are frustrated with the large internet

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Conservatives Flock To Parler App; Claim Censorship On Facebook And Twitter : NPR

Parler bills itself as a “free speech” social network and puts few restrictions on what users can post.

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Parler bills itself as a “free speech” social network and puts few restrictions on what users can post.

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Maria Bartiromo, the Fox Business host, declared herself done with Twitter two days after the election.

She tweeted a link to an article that falsely claimed Democrats were trying to steal the election. Twitter hid the post behind a label warning that it contained misleading content. Twitter also notified Bartiromo that someone had complained about her account (even though it did clarify she had not violated any rules and it was taking no action against her).

For Bartiromo, the label was the last straw.

“This is the same group who abused power in 2016,” Bartiromo

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Parler downloads jump as conservatives flock to the Twitter clone after Biden win

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Trump’s reelection campaign joined the social media app Parler in 2018.

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Twitter and Facebook have cracked down on political misinformation by adding labels to posts including those shared by President Donald Trump, who lost his bid for reelection to Democratic challenger Joe Biden. Now conservatives are flocking to Parler, an alternative social network. 

Over the weekend, high-profile conservatives urged others to join Parler after major news outlets projected Biden’s victory. “Twitter has aided the Democrat Party in stealing this election and now everything Trump says is being silenced. Tell everyone you know to get on Parler,” far-right provocateur Laura Loomer told her more than 687,000 followers on Parler on Saturday.

Twitter and Facebook, which have repeatedly denied allegations of conservative bias, suspended Loomer from their platforms for violating their rules. Twitter permanently suspended Loomer in 2018 after she falsely tweeted that Democratic Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar, one of

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Trump supporters desert Facebook, Twitter and flock to new social media platforms

President Trump is planning to build his own rival digital media TV channel to take on Fox News, according to US reports.

The new service would aim to compete directly with Fox’s $5.99 per month (£4.49) streaming service, according to a report from Axios on Thursday. 

President Trump and his supporters are furious over Fox’s relatively balanced coverage of the US election, including its decision to call a win for his rival Joe Biden in Arizona, a key swing state. Defeat in Arizona was a powerful blow for Mr Trump’s reelection hopes.

The new service is just the latest example of how Mr Trump’s defeat at the polls is reshaping the US social media industry.

The decisions by Facebook and Twitter to more aggressively moderate lies on the platforms have prompted many of Trump’s supporters to flock to a slew of new, emerging social media platforms which are more tolerant

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