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TechScape: Kanye’s dark twisted social media fantasy
The artist now known as Ye wants to buy the ‘free-speech’ social network Parler after being banned from major sites. But hopes for a rightwing splinternet, where anything goes, is not so easy

Alex Hern

19, Oct, 2022 @10:55 AM

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A social network for bigots? No wonder Kanye West wants to buy Parler | Arwa Mahdawi
The rapper’s antisemitic remarks have got him banned from Twitter and Instagram. But here’s a safe space where he’ll be able to say just what he likes, writes Arwa Mahdawi

Arwa Mahdawi

18, Oct, 2022 @12:56 PM

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Kanye West to buy rightwing social network Parler
Purchase by rapper, who changed name to Ye in 2021, expected to be completed by end of year

Alex Hern UK technology editor

17, Oct, 2022 @10:23 AM

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Chris Whitty's abuse is a symptom of social media out of control | Simon Jenkins
Debate only works if it is disciplined by ethics. The failure to regulate the digital revolution is the great mistake of our age, says Guardian columnist Simon Jenkins

Simon Jenkins

04, Feb, 2021 @4:43 PM

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Parler social network terminates CEO John Matze
Platform popular with US far right has faced an uncertain future after being essentially forced offline

Guardian staff and agency

04, Feb, 2021 @2:01 AM

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US lawmakers ask FBI to investigate Parler app's role in Capitol attack
House oversight chair seeks inquiry into platform’s potential use to facilitate planning and ties to Russia

Guardian staff and agencies

21, Jan, 2021 @8:06 PM

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Parler website partially returns with support from Russian-owned technology firm
Platform popular with Trump supporters is back online, but only carries a message from its CEO, using IP address owned by DDOS-Guard

Staff and agencies

19, Jan, 2021 @2:35 AM

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Tense calm in Washington as small pro-Trump groups gather at state capitols across US – as it happened
Rightwingers show up outside statehouses in Michigan, Ohio and South Carolina as inauguration day nears

Vivian Ho (now) and Joanna Walters and Tom Lutz (earlier)

18, Jan, 2021 @1:29 AM

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How Trump supporters are radicalised by the far right
A move by extremists to the encrypted Telegram app from Parler makes it harder to track where the next attack could come from

Mark Townsend Home Affairs Editor

17, Jan, 2021 @10:15 AM

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Revealed: Tory MPs and commentators who joined banned app Parler
Nadine Dorries, James Cleverly and Michael Gove joined the platform favoured by Trump supporters

Mark Townsend

17, Jan, 2021 @7:30 AM

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Revealed: walkie-talkie app Zello hosted far-right groups who stormed Capitol
Audio and chat logs show insurrectionists communicated via the app, which has avoided proactive content moderation

Micah Loewinger and Hampton Stall

14, Jan, 2021 @2:24 AM

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Rightwingers flock to 'alt tech' networks as mainstream sites ban Trump
App stores’ top downloads feature social media platforms pitched to Trump supporters or offering encryption

Jason Wilson

13, Jan, 2021 @8:00 AM

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