Parler, a fledgling social media app that bills itself as an unbiased alternative to Twitter and Facebook, has seen a dramatic spike in users thanks to supporters of President Donald Trump who have been signing up in droves to escape what some perceive as censorship on the other, more established platforms.
This sudden groundswell of interest in Parler, which has been on the periphery of the social media landscape since it was founded in 2018, was sparked by the Trump campaign’s announcement last week that it might switch its efforts from Twitter and Facebook to Parler.
Conservatives have flocked to Parler, citing the more aggressive policing of controversial political comments on the more mainstream platforms.
New kid on the block: Parler is a social media app that has been around since 2018. It has now become a hub for conservatives and Trump supporters
The news has prompted some high-profile GOP…