Social app Parler reportedly receives funding from the conservative Mercer family

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Social app Parler apparently receives funding from the conservative Mercer family

Social network app Parler gets monetary backing from conservative hedge-fund financier Robert Mercer and his daughter Rebekah, The Wall Street Journal reported The app, established as an alternative to Twitter and Facebook and expenses itself as “perspective neutral” saw almost 1 million new downloads in the days after the US presidential election, soaring it to the top of the iOS and Google Play app shops.

Parler became a kind of de facto house for conservatives’ demonstrations against the election– including the relentless “Stop the Steal” project— after the race was called for former Vice President Joe Biden Several prominent conservative social networks personalities motivated individuals to abandon Twitter and Facebook because of their small amounts policies, and rather follow them on Parler.

According to the WSJ, the Mercers, understood for providing monetary assistance to conservative causes and companies, including Cambridge Analytica, have not previously revealed their connection to Parler.

Parler did not instantly return an ask for comment Saturday. On its site, the Nevada-based business says it “is the solution to problems that have actually emerged in the last few years due to changes in Huge Tech policy affected by various special-interest groups.” As the Wall Street Journal notes, Parler does not use the content recommendation algorithms that other social platforms do, algorithms which identify what content users eventually see based upon their behavior. Instead, Parler reveals users all posts from other users they follow.

A longstanding gripe among conservatives on social networks is that Twitter and Facebook’s algorithms discriminate versus them, “shadowbanning” their material. Up until now, there’s been no definitive proof of such behavior.

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