Conservatives flood alternative social media platforms

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A large shift from such platforms as Twitter has already happened, but is not projected to last long. (Jonah Dietz)As the election came to a close, the sitting president adamantly refused to concede. This caused him to be continually censored on Twitter for posting fallacious and misleading statements. A sense that this event and all the controversy surrounding it had been the last straw that broke the back of conservative and far-right leaning Americans on popular social media platforms could be felt by those on Facebook and Twitter. This reporter, who boasts a wide array of relatives and relations who lean right and proudly proclaim to be steadfast Trump supporters was witness to a large shift in the content these people were putting out. Instead of voicing their opinions, they posted that they were moving to a different opinion-posting platform—one that would not censor their posts and would provide a place for them to share Qanon conspiracy theories and far-right memes without these being marked as fallacies. The main platform in question is Parler; a platform that operates similarly to Twitter and which calls itself “the world’s town square.”
The main pull for many regarding Parler is …

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