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Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by Trom, Jan 8, 2021.

  1. Trom

    Trom Android Enthusiast
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    Google has banned the Parler social media app from the Play Store.
     



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  2. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!!

    are you surprised at this? i mean twitter, facebook and instagram has banned trump's accounts.
     
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  3. mikedt

    mikedt 你好

    #3 mikedt, Jan 9, 2021
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  4. 101androidru

    101androidru Lurker

    What is this application? This is the first time I've heard of him.
     
  5. Trom

    Trom Android Enthusiast
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    It's a social media platform most similar to Twitter, and has gained popularity among American and British conservatives.
     
  6. 101androidru

    101androidru Lurker

    [QUOTE = "Trom, post: 8014785, member: 2105208"] Это социальная сеть, которая больше всего похожа на Twitter и завоевала популярность среди американских и британских консерваторов. [/ QUOTE]

    I realized that Twitter is just not very popular with us, so this application is unknown =)
     
  7. Hadron

    Hadron Smoke me a kipper...
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    It's not the platform of choice for mainstream conservatives in Britain. It's mainly used by the far right here.
     
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  8. Trom

    Trom Android Enthusiast
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    Those terms are subjective, whereas the attempt to censor opinion critical of an authority is not.
     
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  9. 101androidru

    101androidru Lurker

    Is this the UK forum? I just happened to get here.
     
  10. dontpanicbobby

    dontpanicbobby 100% That Guy
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    No. World Wide.
     
  11. Brian706

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  12. mikedt

    mikedt 你好

    Amazon's turn now
    https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-55608081
    Amazon is removing "free speech" social network Parler from its web hosting service for violating rules.
    If Parler fails to find a new web hosting service by Sunday evening, the entire network will go offline.
     
  13. dontpanicbobby

    dontpanicbobby 100% That Guy
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    It's still out there. WWW
     
  14. Hadron

    Hadron Smoke me a kipper...
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    OK, let's put it another way: it's a favoured place for people from the UK who have been banned from other platforms because of persistent racism or advocating violence, and has little profile here outside of those circles.

    I agree that terms like "far right" are subjective. But then so is "conservative", since that term also means different things, sometimes radically different, to different people.
     
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  16. puppykickr

    puppykickr Android Expert

    Nothing new.
    The same thing happened to GAB a couple years ago.

    They had to build a new system of their own.

    Parler seemed dull to me anyway.
    If they were smart, they would have seen the writing on the wall when it happened to GAB.

    Parler is virtually impossible to log into when compared to other sites, yet they get hacked more.
    Pointless frustration for users.

    GAB is better in every way.

    Telegram is another that brilliantly started out on their own system from the very beginning, leaing them unable to be shut down by people that oppose free speech.

    For those that are unaware, Telegram is how many people around the world communicate soas to avoid government/commercial oversite.

    https://gab.com

    https://f-droid.org/en/packages/org.telegram.messenger/
     
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  17. mikedt

    mikedt 你好

    Not now it isn't...
    parler.jpg
     
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  18. Trom

    Trom Android Enthusiast
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    Gab has been very slow the last few days, I would imagine that their traffic has increased significantly.
     
  19. puppykickr

    puppykickr Android Expert

    Yes!
    Torba has said that the number is like 10,000 an hour!
     
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  20. Trom

    Trom Android Enthusiast
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    Love how he's calling of facebook and twitter to be removed from play store and apple store
     
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