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How to Use the Parler Mobile App

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Parler’s app is available for both Android and iOS devices. A quick search in a phone or tablet’s app store will bring it up. Once the Parler app is downloaded, you can create a new account with an email address, phone number, and password. Acceptable passwords will have at least eight characters, at least one special character, and at least one number. Also, users must agree to the app’s privacy policy, terms of service, and community guidelines. Next, a Captcha is required before continuing on. Finally, an eight-digit code is sent in a text to the user’s phone number. Enter that code within one minute to gain access to Parler.

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Parler brings together mainstream conservatives and white supremacists as the social media platform attracts millions of Trump supporters

parler brings together mainstream conservatives and white supremacists as the social media platform attracts millions of trump supporters

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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.ADVERTISEMENT”+
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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 between the different perceptions of reality …

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Parler is bringing together mainstream conservatives, anti-Semites and white supremacists as the social media platform attracts millions of Trump supporters

parler is bringing together mainstream conservatives, anti-semites and white supremacists as the social media platform attracts millions of trump supporters

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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 between the different perceptions of reality held by the polarized public. On mainstream social media, Joe Biden and Kamala Harris won the presidential election, and theories alleging crimes by the Biden campaign and Democrats are flagged as misinformation. On Parler, Donald Trump won in a landslide, only to have his victory stolen by a wide-ranging alliance …

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Parler- The Latest Trend In Social Media |

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Parler, the newest social media platform was already accruing some popularity ever since the pandemic started, but now seems to be shooting for the stars. In the run-up to the Presidential Elections of 2020, this platform shot straight to the charts of both Apple Store, and Google Play store. LinkedIn claims that this social media app was created by John Matze- a software engineer from Nevada back in 2018. Interestingly, the entire platform has the backing of Robert Mercer’s daughter, Rebekah Mercer. While it might raise a few eyebrows that Rober Mercer was previously a major supporter of Donald Trump back in 2016, his daughter vehemently denied his role in this venture. 

Why Is Parler Gaining Mainstream Popularity?

In a statement, Rebekah Mercer wrote about how she and John had initiated Parler in order to give everyone a platform for free speech. This social media platform would also give everyone a safe space where their data would be safe from privacy. Parler would be a beacon for everyone that was trying to overcome the demands put forward by tech giants who continued to mine data and curb free speech. Rebekah Mercer’s speech was, to be honest, quite motivating- something which probably …

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Social Media Intelligence; as a Comprehensive Monitoring Tool for Emerging Threats

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Social Media Intelligence; as a Comprehensive Monitoring Tool for Emerging Threats

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Strava Raises $110 Million to Propel Development and Expand Reach

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Strava Raises $110 Million to Propel Development and Expand Reach

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In Pakistan, social media platforms risk bans under new ‘draconian’ rules · Global Voices Advocacy

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The entry into force of new rules governing social media has raised concerns about freedom of expression and human rights in Pakistan. Under the new legislation, social media platforms that do not comply with the content removal demands of the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) will face bans and fines.
The rules for Removal and Blocking of Unlawful Online Content came into force after the government issued a Gazette Notification on October 20, 2020 whereby it approved them. The rules were finally made public in November when the Ministry of Information Technology and Telecommunication (MoITT) uploaded the Gazette on its website.
Digital rights activists, tech giants and Internet Service Providers (ISPs) denounced the new rules as draconian and in violation of Pakistan’s cybercrime laws, and as these were not in line with their recommendations and industry best practices.
Since February 2020, the government has been trying to put in place a set of rules that not only curtail dissent and ban any entertainment assumed against the moral and religious ethics of society, but also clamp down on critical voices. In September, TikTok, PUBG, dating Apps and YouTube were among platforms that received complaints from the …

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Calls to Address Social Media Fake News as #COVID19 Vaccine Emerges

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There needs to be better steps taken by politicians and social media platforms to deal with fake news, especially as the COVID-19 vaccine is created.

Speaking during the Westminster Forum Conference on tackling fake news and online misinformation, event chair Khalid Mahmood MP, shadow defense minister for procurement, said, as we have seen throughout the pandemic, certain misinformation has been passed around and it is effective in getting to people. “That is just in terms of the pandemic that we are seeing at the moment,” he added, pointing out that fake news is published about politicians too.

He said an issue is how responsibility “is totally negated from platforms where someone can put whatever they want and move forward” and trying to trace that back and address that is becoming increasingly difficult as platforms take time to deal with it.

Admitting that this is a very difficult issue to deal with, he said we need to look at some sort of level footing on this, before it is out of control.

Commenting on the role of platform providers, Katie O’Donovan, head of public policy at Google UK, said there is a challenge around freedom of speech where the meaning …

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What to know about Parler, the social media platform that is attracting millions of Trump supporters

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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 — Alphabet’s
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— 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 between the different perceptions of reality held by the polarized public. On mainstream social media, Joe Biden and Kamala Harris won the presidential election, and theories alleging crimes by the Biden campaign and Democrats are flagged as misinformation. On Parler, Donald Trump …

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‘The Social Dilemma:’ the harsh reality of social media

‘the social dilemma:’ the harsh reality of social media

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Nine hours per day.
According to a study from the Pew Research Center, the average teenager in the United States spends approximately nine hours per day on social media. To give you some perspective on this statistic, nine hours per day equates to 279 hours per month, and 3,285 hours per year.
That is about 137 consecutive days spent solely online.
A recently released Netflix documentary called “The Social Dilemma,” directed by Jeff Orlowski, follows the rise of screen time, specifically on social media. The documentary features interviews with former employees of large social media companies, and details the strategies these companies take to increase user activity, collect revenue and influence political viewpoints.
Throughout the film, the interviews are broken up with fictional scenes of a suburban family, allowing viewers to understand how big tech companies successfully manipulate their users. The fictionalized narrative helps display how companies such as Facebook, Instagram and Twitter can change entire lifestyles all through their social media platforms. 
The documentary also focuses on social media’s effect on teenagers, suggesting that the techniques used to addict users have a direct impact on depression and suicide rates. The film explores how companies can hook users, and how the increase …

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