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Monday, 22 June 2020
Parler-Vous Racist Sewer?
Back at BuzzFeed News, in the days before he overreached himself, Mark di Stefano co-authored an article about a new social media platform. “Pro-Trump Activists Are Boosting A Twitter App Used By Banned Personalities And It Appears To Have Already Stalled” we the title. And the App was called Parler. So what was it all about?
What the logo looks like ...
Well, it’s all about right-wingers. Brad Parscale, the campaign manager who so spectacularly messed up Combover Crybaby Donald Trump’s latest election rally, is there. “Other notable right-wing figures on Parler include Jack Posobiec, a pro-Trump Twitter troll; Paul Joseph Watson, a British YouTube host; Dana Loesch, spokesperson for the National Rifle Association; and Mike Flynn, Jr., the son of Trump’s former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, who pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI”.
... and what the content sounds like
Anyone else? “There are also verified accounts for far-right figures who have been banned by Twitter, including the former Breitbart editor Milo Yiannopolous and the activist Laura Loomer”. Ms Loomer earned the distinction of being banned by both Uber and Lyft after complaining that she could not find an ethnically acceptable driver in New York City.
But what relevance does this have to the UK? Simples. As Roland Smith noted earlier today, “Just checked back into Parler after 24 hours. So who's there? Several Tory MPs; [Tim Montgomerie], [James] Delingpole, [Andrew] Lilico, [Douglas] Carswell, former UKIP MEPs, Toby Young, Pete North, the Reynolds posse, [Julia] Hartley-Brewer, [Nigel] Farage, … [Sarah Vine], Laurence Fox, [Raheem] Kassam”. And who gets attacked?
Paul Bernal had that figured out. “It’s been fun seeing the cesspit that those attacking Ash Sarkar inhabit. They’re not all racists. OK, they are, actually.... even if they deny it”. Nadine Batchelor-Hunt found another hate figure. “Unsurprisingly, a lot of people on Parler hate George Soros - some of the hashtags include: ‘George Soros For The Gas Chamber’, ‘George Soros Is The Head Of The Snake’ [and] ‘George Soros For The Gallows’”.
Her conclusion? “If you think Twitter is a cesspit, Parler is the 7th circle of Hell”. Meanwhile, Damon Evans found another hate figure. “I wonder what Parler has to say about Sadiq Khan? Yeah, as expected: disgusting racist stuff. I’m detecting a trend”. He also noted “Weird that Tory MP [Angela Richardson] has joined the cesspit that is Parler, and that Parler only follows two accounts on Twitter, one being hers”. Hmmm.
Ian Fraser noted Ms Richardson - and others: “Ben Bradley, Steve Baker and Angela Richardson are among the Tory MPs who've followed Katie Hopkins across to #Parler. Disturbingly misogynistic, racist and anti-Semitic content is prevalent there. I wonder if the MPs will regret being early adopters?” James Morrow had, meanwhile, seen enough.
“Looks like some Tory MPs are finding their natural home. There has been enough warning about what Parler is about. So they can’t say they weren’t warned. Beginning to see some people’s true colours here”. Racism, especially Islamophobia and Anti-Semitism. Apparent neo-Nazi overtones. Misogyny. But remember, it’s all about FREEZE PEACH!
And if you believe that, you’ll believe anything. Right-wingers are racist no shock horror.
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