Parler malfunctions as app favored by conservatives OVERWHELMED by new users fleeing censorship, ranks as most downloaded in US

Parler malfunctions as app favored by conservatives OVERWHELMED by new users fleeing censorship, ranks as most downloaded in US. By RT.

Parler, the social-media platform touted as a bastion of free speech, is suffering overload-related glitches as it struggles to absorb a massive inflow of new users who were alienated by Twitter’s latest round of censorship.

“Parler has exploded,” radio host and Parler stakeholder Dan Bongino said Sunday on Twitter. “We’re adding thousands of users per minute, and we’re working out the glitches as a result.” …

The surge in new users made Parler today’s most downloaded application in the US on Google Play, overtaking such platforms as TikTok, Instagram and Twitter.

Parler is now reportedly adding as many users per minute as it used to gain in a day.

“Liberal lunatics have awakened a sleeping giant,” Bongino said. “We gave a collective middle finger to the tech tyrants just now as Parler became the No. 1 most-downloaded app in the world.” …

[John] Matze, who is Parler’s chief executive, said the company’s user base is becoming more diverse as censorship on Big Tech platforms worsens. “This doesn’t just affect conservatives, this censorship, it affects everybody,” he said on Thursday in an interview on KUSI News in San Diego. “A lot of people are unhappy that they’re not seeing enough debate and discourse on Twitter anymore. It’s kind of like a big Biden rally.

BitChute is on the way to being an alternative to YouTube. I’ve been using DuckDuckGo for most of my searches for the last two years (using Google only for local searches or if I don’t find something). Gab and Parler for social media. It’s inevitable now.

hat-tip Stephen Neil