The Tennessee Conservative [By Jason Vaughn] –
The free-speech social media platform, Parler, has announced it is moving its headquarters from Henderson, Nevada to Nashville, Tennessee.
In a press release, Parler CEO George Farmer wrote that the move to Nashville coincides with continued reopening efforts after the pandemic’s lockdowns and states that Parler is “eager to assemble staff for in-person gatherings and the much-needed-face-to-face interactions that will propel the company forward.”
Farmer outlined the many benefits of moving to Tennessee noting that “Tennessee has great weather, an abundance of southern hospitality, wonderful music and barbeque. Even more than that, though, Tennessee shares Parler’s vision of individual liberty and expression.”
The company says that with its new home in Tennessee, it will “continue to be that beacon of free speech.”
A spokesperson from Governor Bill Lee’s office sent FOX 17 News the statement:
“It’s great to see more competition in the digital space. With companies like The Daily Wire choosing to move here, Nashville is becoming a conservative media capital, and we’re excited to welcome them.”
Parler’s website was shut down in January of this year by Amazon’s cloud-computing servers after allegations that the website/app allowed content that led to the events that took place in Washington D.C. on January 6th.
Parler was also blocked from other big tech entities such as Apple and Google, and other technology service providers such as Twilio Inc. and Okta Inc. followed suit.
However, Parler did their due diligence in warning the FBI in advance of the events on January 6th citing “specific threats of violence being planned at the Capitol,” as reported by the Washington Post.
Parler executives stated that the company had been a scapegoat for the events on January 6th and that similar content had appeared on other platforms as well but they were not blamed for the events as Parler was.
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Relaunched on different servers roughly a month after the shutdown, Parler continues to be a free-speech social media platform allowing users to engage in constitutionally protected speech, and it relies on users to apply filters to hide certain types of content from their feeds.
The platform doesn’t fact-check or flag materials it deems inappropriate as platforms like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram do. It is up to the end user to decide what content they want to view.
Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, etc. each rely on thousands of people dedicated to content moderation and have far stricter rules on what users can and can’t post. The companies have labeled or removed users’ posts, blocked accounts (including President Trump’s) all for going against whatever they deem is a violation of their policies.
The news of Parler’s move to Nashville follows announcements that many Conservative pundits have flocked to Music City including Ben Shapiro, Tomi Lahren and Matt Walsh of The Daily Wire.
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About the Author: Jason Vaughn, Media Coordinator for The Tennessee Conservative ~ Jason previously worked for a legacy publishing company based in Crossville, TN in a variety of roles through his career. Most recently, he served as Deputy Directory for their flagship publication. Prior, he was a freelance journalist writing articles that appeared in the Herald Citizen, the Crossville Chronicle and The Oracle among others. He graduated from Tennessee Technological University with a Bachelor’s in English-Journalism, with minors in Broadcast Journalism and History. Contact Jason at news@TennesseeConservativeNews.com