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Tue Jan 12, 2021, 03:24 PM

I've been on Parler. It's a cesspit of thinly veiled racism and hate

“Civil war is coming.”

I saw this message on the social media platform Parler in November, about two weeks after the election was called for Joe Biden. The ominous post followed an even more harrowing message from a different user. “[O]ur people have guns too … it’s time for us to use it!!! Just like in old days.” The poster embedded a photograph of a noose.

Parler, which has since been banned by Apple’s app store and from Amazon, has billed itself as a “free speech” platform for the “world’s town square”. Last fall, without much digging, I learned that this town square is one where an increasingly violent far right digitally dances with mainstream, influential conservatives.

The fact that Parler has a vague air of legitimacy – unlike other platforms known for their explicitly far-right user bases – normalizes racist violence against Black people and anyone associated with them. Like the white police officers and “respectable” public servants who joined the Ku Klux Klan after the US civil war, or the white families who partied under the lynched bodies of Black men, white America has continued its intergenerational love affair with public anti-blackness. The methods have simply mutated. Memes calling for our deaths are the lynching postcards of the 21st century. Shared among the masses, they make casual affairs of Black terror. It’s not enough for the sharers of these memes to simply believe in white violence on a personal level; the collective experience is the point.

https://www.yahoo.com/news/ive-parler-cesspit-thinly-veiled-112037527.html

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Tue Jan 12, 2021, 03:33 PM

1. Yesterday on Twitter a Parler message was going around

about them talking about defleshing and torturing Dems. It was shared to show how evil these people really are.
There was more to the message, it was shocking, yet not surprising.

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Tue Jan 12, 2021, 03:40 PM

2. Thinly veiled? There was no veil at all on most of the comments

I have seen.

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