The controversial social network Parler returns: why is it being criticized?
The red social Speak announced that it will be available again, more than a month after the big American tech companies prevent its operation before the proliferation of violent messages.
(Also read: Parler, the social network used by Trump supporters).
The application had been evicted from the servers of Amazon few days after the assault on United States Capitol, and had become a speaker of numerous conspiracy theories; It is believed that it would have been one of the main channels in the organization of protests that ended with the attack on the Congress headquarters from that country.
Therefore, in parallel to the decision of Amazon, Apple Y Google they announced that they would remove the app from their download stores in response to an alleged violation of their regulations and also, a few days after the assault on the Capitol.
(In context: Apple says if Parler reforms he can go back to his platform.)
Now, the CEO of the platform, Mark Meckler ensures that 20 million users who already have the application, they will be able to use it again from next week and that “Parler was created to offer a social network that would protect freedom of expression, emphasize respect for private life and the exchange of ideas. I refuse to let tens of millions of Americans be silenced, “he said.
However, some users have indicated in other social networks that they have already had problems connecting to it, especially owners of mobile devices. Apple.
Appreciated by the followers of former US President Donald Trump and criticized by others, Speak had been growing very significantly in recent months and had become refuge of figures of the extreme right, whose contents violate the rules against hate speech and violence from platforms such as Twitter o Facebook, and from conservatives who see the internet giants as biased against them.
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The great ‘boom’ for Parler came after the November elections in the US, a date from which its users doubled to 10 or 20 million, according to the company. The social network does not prohibit hate speech or have any type of filter against false information, although it does veto spam and illegal activities.
The January 6 assault resulted in a critical review of the presence of Donald Trump and far-right groups on social networks. Facebook and Twitter They vetoed the accounts of the former president and many of his followers linked to the conspiratorial movement QAnon that spread false news, including that Joe Biden had been chosen thanks to massive electoral fraud.
With information from AFP