Parler (/pɑːrlər/, PAR-ler) is an American microblogging and social networking service launched in August 2018. Parler has a significant user base of Donald Trump supporters, conservatives, and right-wing extremists. Posts on the service often contain far-rightcontent, antisemitism,[discuss] and conspiracy theories like QAnon. Journalists have described Parler as an alternative to Twitter, and the service is popular among people who have been banned from mainstream social networks or oppose their moderation policies.
Parler markets itself as a “free speech” and unbiased alternative to mainstream social networks such as Twitter and Facebook. However, journalists and users have criticized the service for content policies that are more restrictive than the company portrays and sometimes more restrictive than those of its competitors. Beginning in June 2020, some users reported being banned from Parler for espousing left-wing viewpoints.[discuss]