An alternative social media site called Parler https://home.parler.com/ was launched in 2018 by libertarian business owner John Matze.
The name was meant to be pronounced “par-lay” as the French word “speak”, but people used the English pronunciation instead.
It is similar to twitter, but a “free speech” alternative which means it challenges censorship and rules.
The site allows users to search for posts, hashtags, and users with facility. It gives more space for people to express their thoughts as it offers 1,000 characters for posts, rather than Twitter’s 280.
Parler does not ban racism, offensive nor hatred posts and comments as other social media sites do.
It only includes 100,000 users until now while 326 million use Twitter.
During an interview with the Daily Caller’s Stephanie Hamill, Matze said that no user will be censored unless they violate federal law.
The site aims to offer a free platform where people can express their thoughts without being silenced or censored.
President Donald Trump has not joined the new site yet, however, Trump’s 2020 campaign manager Brad Parscale made an account.
Trump tweeted last Sunday saying, “Twitter should let the banned conservative voices back onto their platform, without restriction. It’s called Freedom of Speech, remember. You are making a Giant Mistake!”
Twitter has been applying strict rules on its users by suspending and banning their accounts and comments over content matters.
As a result of suspending their accounts on Twitter, many conservative users had shifted to the alternative site such as Director Candace, New York Times editorial board member Sarah Jeong and conservative activist Laura Loomer.