moderated Re: Parler


In the beginning, these platforms were supposedly like the phone company. Basically just vehicles for self expression, but now indeed they are just as much publishers as newspapers, magazines, and radio and TV networks and stations.


----- Original Message -----
From: "James English" <>
To: <>
Sent: Sunday, January 10, 2021 3:34 PM
Subject: Re: Parler


The thing that really gets to me is that section 230 of the
communications decency act protects these companies from things like
defamation lawsuits caused by things that their users put on the
platform as these platforms are not publishers, however when it comes
to the political wars they decide to fight they are perfectly able to
act like publishers. Authority without responsibility is not a healthy

- James

On 1/10/21, Randy Barnett <> wrote:
The president has been banned from Twitter YouTube Facebook. What kind of
world we live in win the presidential office can be banned from speaking on
public forums.

Randy Barnett

On Jan 10, 2021, at 1:59 PM, Cristóbal <> wrote:

Funny. Devin Nunes was carrying on about this great injustice of silencing
on … a popular national conservative talk show this morning.
Somehow, these decries of digital gulags and unfair muzzling of ideas sound
kind of specious. As if Trump and any of his toadies would be denied airtime
or a microphone if they wanted to give a press conference right now. The
president’s got an entire room in the White House for this very purpose.
Also, given the bent of folks who hang out on 8chan, Gab and Parler… don’t
be surprised or hurt if screen reader accessibility isn’t exactly on their
things to do or even care about.

From: <> On Behalf Of Andy
Sent: Sunday, January 10, 2021 12:54 PM
Subject: Re: Parler

A private monopoly. Amounts to the same thing, unless you have the
resources to develop your own app store, web servers, etc.
Companies like Facebook and Twitter have developed a monopoly in social
media, buying up or snuffing out competition. There are two smart phone
platforms run by two companies, and they have colluded along with Amazon Web
Services to stifle free speech. it started with flagging certain tweets and
posts, then it went to deleting certain tweets and posts, then it went to
closing accounts of people whose speech they didn't like, and now to
shutting down entire platforms.
The government doesn't have to get involved, someone else is already doing
their dirty work for them,and they can alway say that what is happening
isn't a violation of the 1st amendment. Technically, that is correct, but
what is happening amounts to the same thing.


----- Original Message -----
From: Glenn / Lenny
Sent: Sunday, January 10, 2021 12:41 PM
Subject: Re: Parler

Andy and All,
Keep in mind that it is not the government stopping anything, it is a
private business doing this.
----- Original Message -----
From: Andy
Sent: Sunday, January 10, 2021 2:14 PM
Subject: Re: Parler

The long term consequences of stifling free speech would be a lot worse than
any speech. The founders thought that free speech was so important that
they made it the 1st amendment to the Constitution. Voltaire said, "I may
disagree with what you say, but I'll defend to the death your right to say
it". i would suggest that you either read or reread George Orwell's


----- Original Message -----
From: Hope Williamson
Sent: Sunday, January 10, 2021 9:03 AM
Subject: Re: Parler

I don't want to start a debate on deplatformming, which I definitely don't
support, but I think this is why the open web is necessary, now more than

On 1/10/2021 6:22 AM, Lino Morales wrote:
Bill. Parler is also been axed from the Google play store. They have an
audio CAPTCHA. On the web it will be offline for a week cause in their
infinite greatness Amazon pulled their survers they were using.

On 1/10/2021 2:14 AM, Bill Tessore wrote:
Actually, only the Parler app has been removed from the Apple App Store.
being an independent company, Apple has no power to eliminate the Parler
platform. One can still go to and login there. As for signup
accessibility, I’ve not tried that yet as I’ve been studying its About page
and Policies statement. So I’ll hav to look into it. If it is an issue, then
I’ll try pointing it out for resolution. It’s my impression the owner and
company still value ALL their users enough to meet everyone’s needs they


Bill Tessore

On Jan 9, 2021, at 10:46 PM, Andy <> wrote:

What is interesting is that before that happened Parler was the number 1
download in the app store.


----- Original Message -----
From: Adrian Spratt
Sent: Saturday, January 09, 2021 9:53 PM
Subject: Re: Parler

As of Saturday, Apple suspended Parler (correct spelling) because it
embraces threats of violence and illegality. If those are things you admire,
you’ll need to look elsewhere.
From: <> On Behalf Of Andy
Sent: Sunday, January 10, 2021 12:44 AM
Subject: Re: MeWe
I was ready to download Parlar until i saw a review on the app store that
said that it is inaccessible for blind users because in order to join you
need to solve an inaccessible CAPTCHA
----- Original Message -----
From: Bill Tessore
Sent: Saturday, January 09, 2021 9:26 PM
Subject: Re: MeWe
All I know is it’s a social media site inspired by the increasingly blatant
sensorial actions of Big Tech against users with opinions that contrast with
the alt-left views of those companies’ positions, particularly with regard
to political matters. Others are and Also there’s a
search engine that does NOT artificially search results based on how closely
sites/companies adhere to, or how sharply others diverge from similarly far
left ideals, like Google. com does. Shalom.

Bill Tessore

On Jan 9, 2021, at 2:14 PM, marilyn <> wrote:

Hello all,
I’ve never even heard of this app before I was asked to join it. What do you
know about it? Any users? Opinions?

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