Parler, a platform that markets itself as a pro-free speech alternative to Twitter, has banned right-wing provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos for making offensive jokes.
Yiannopoulous appears to be something of a canary in a coal mine when it comes to censorship, as he was one of the first high profile cases of Twitter completely censoring someone without a clear violation of the terms of service. He was banned for being “offensive” and his followers making fun of Ghostbusters actress Leslie Jones — not his own direct actions.
Parler went live for many users on Monday, after being offline for roughly a month after Amazon dropped them from their hosting platform.
The platform became a major target for the cancel brigade, who were unhappy that the people they got banned from mainstream platforms were finding a new home where they could reach people who wanted to hear from them.
Naturally, the cancel brigade on the left celebrated getting the scalp.