The TL;DR on Parler - Security Boulevard

The TL;DR on Parler

Dave Troy provides a long thread on Twitter explaining the roots and objectives of Parler, a technology platform. He also boils it all down to this single Tweet:

Non-descript tech bro randomly meets ostensible Russian honeypot, travels to Russia, marries her, then returns to US to start a whacko social network with explicit political aims, in partnership with Russia aligned ops…

This should have been the description in the app store, along with a note that it’s funded by “conservative hedge-fund investor Robert Mercer and his daughter Rebekah”.

It also should be presented to anyone claiming they both care about censorship yet also demand their views be posted by others, as these tend to be contradictory and thus sentiments that Russian military intelligence plays upon.

Baseless demands to have views posted tend to bring to mind when the openly pro-Nazi organization in 1933 led by a man named Spanknoebel, called Friends of New Germany (merging older organizations Gau-USA and Free Society of Teutonia), engaged in violent anti-freedom activities such as physically attacking a German language New Yorker Staats-Zeitung with… demands that pro-Nazi views and pro-Hitler propaganda must be published.

“We must succeed, for heaven is with us,” Spanknoebel declared in his address. “We have honest men for leaders. There are no pogroms in Germany, but the Hitler regime is showing us an entirely new way of dealing with the Jewish question.”


Spanknoebel assailed the proposed Dickstein investigation bitterly and placed Hitler on a parallel with President Roosevelt for leadership. Dr. I. T. Griebel, president of the local branch of the Friends of the New Germany, attacked Bernard Ridder, publisher of the New Yorker Staats Zeitung…. Trouble at the meeting had been freely predicted for several days.

Freedom of speech does not in any way mean you are right to violently attack a publisher and demand they publish your pro-Nazi propaganda.

Parler does not in any way mean that you are supporting freedom of speech.

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