I Spent the Day on Parler and It Was Hell

The prevailing republican social media narrative is one of partisan suppression. They allege that Facebook and Twitter, as part of a left-wing Silicon Valley ecosystem, censor republican voices on their platforms. Politicians like Rand Paul and Josh Hawley, pundits like Tucker Carlson and Candace Owens, and non-famous, everyday republicans all cry censorship when social media companies don’t allow violent rhetoric, COVID-19 misinformation, and election falsehoods to run rampant on their sites.