Nowadays you can get global information with one click. It’s easy to influence people and give them information to follow a specific action plan. But without barriers by the states or the developers themselves, it could be a dangerous weapon that could incite people to serious conflict and disrupt peace, law and order in the state.
The recent protest or ‘uprising’ is one of the great examples in the capital. Two sites: Gab and Parler stood out for inciting people under the pretext of free speech. Aftermath started a trend called ‘Gab VS Parler’.
Let’s move on to know what the trend is about and see all the detailed information on all the essential points related to this topic.
What is Gab?
Gab.com was founded in 2016 by Andrew Torba, a programmer. He launched this social media platform to promote freedom of speech. It predates Parler and is one of the most controversial social media platforms of our time.
The platform represents freedom of speech, individual freedom and the free flow of global information without any verification of facts. Since Parler had the same characteristics, this led to Gab VS Parler.
What is Parler?
John Matze and Jared Thomson are the programmers based in Nevada and launched the network portal called parler in 2018. It is named after the French word “Parler”, which means to speak or to speak.
The website gained popularity in the summer of 2020, just before the US election, especially among conservative Americans and Trump supporters.
What is Gab VS Parler?
Both Gab and Parler follow different policies from their competitors such as Facebook and Twitter, due to their focus on freedom of expression. Their content policies are extremely liberal and don’t check the facts before posting.
Many conservative users of Facebook and Twitter were knocked back just before the 2020 US election for misinformation. Hence, they found peace and comfort with Gab or Parler.
The recent protest in the capital has held Parler accountable for inciting people and providing measures to fuel violence and unrest in the United States. That’s why Google Play, Apple App Store and Amazon Working Services (AWS) have decided to ban Parler from their platforms.
Competition like Gab VS Parler can be healthy if it is limited to promoting legal and useful information. But sites like this, which don’t check the facts, have become a haven from encouraging terrorism and disrupting the peace.
We agree that we may need more freedom and freedom to express our beliefs and opinions. But we cannot abuse this freedom to incite people, lead violent protests, and take law and order into our hands. Sites like these will only help establish a dictatorship, where only the rich and powerful have a say in the country. And the common people would have been handed over to them.