Parler is dead, for now. The very loosely moderated Twitter clone — designed to appeal to the sort of people who get kicked off of Twitter — went dark last night after Amazon pulled the plug on its web services.
With its site unreachable, and with Apple and Google both removing the Parler app from their respective app stores, it’s not clear if Parler will be able to rise from the grave, as some other terrible sites have managed to do when faced with similar issues. (I’m looking at you, Daily Stormer.)
Since most of you probably never looked at Parler during its relatively brief lifetime, I thought I’d take a few moments to let you know just what you missed. Here are an assortment of classic Parler posts, as collected by the indefatigable @ParlerTakes on Twitter.
Parler, popular with QAnon cultists and conspiracy theorists generally, was a wonderful source for intriguing facts — or should I say alternative facts:
And then of course there are the violent threats and genocidal fantasies:
Some of this vitriol is aimed at an unexpected enemy of the Parler patriots: the police.
Suffice it to say that Amazon was not terribly popular on Parler after it announced its plans to shut off web services to the site.
There were more than a few edgy opinions:
Parler is where everybody’s favorite self-aggrandizing semi-fascist opinion-haver Milo Yiannopoulos went after being kicked off of Twitter:
Parler was also home to right-wing bloviator Bill Mitchell and his peculiar opinions:
And it’s where L. Lin Wood, the unhinged, QAnon-infected, pro-Trump lawyer, posts his … stuff.
I’m just going to pray that Parler remains down.
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