Now that some conservatives are jumping off Twitter and Facebook due to censorship and bias in favor of Parler, experts are weighing in on whether or not the “free speech network” could rise to become an actual competitor of the two mega-tech platforms.
The big question for Parler is whether or not it can rise above merely being a conservative echo chamber to become an actual force in the culture on par with Facebook and Twitter, similar to how Fox News rose to become a viable competitor with CNN. Fadi Quran, campaign director at Avaaz, believes that the app will flicker brightly for a while before imploding, asserting that its users will become a problem when returning to Facebook and Twitter.
“There are consequences with people using apps like Parlor,” Quran told ABC News. “Facebook and Twitter have to be ready when they come back because many of them will want to instigate violence and spread more misinformation.”