The app’s main draw is its hands-off content moderation approach. Experts worry that can lead to harmful false information spreads on other platforms.
Parler, the social media platform marketed as a “free speech social network” with a hands-off approach to fact-checking, is seeing a large spike in users, particularly with conservatives.
Following the election, Parler’s user base grew from roughly 4.5 million to about 10 million. As of Friday morning, it was the second most popular free news app on Apple’s app store, behind Twitter. Newsy reached out to Parler for comment on this story but has not heard back yet.