Is Parler a Freer Alternative to Twitter? Well, for Now.

Twitter alternative Parler has garnered headlines in recent days as leading conservatives have flocked to the platform as a less-moderated bastion of “free speech.” Yet a closer look suggests that the same economic and legislative pressures that have come to reign over its predecessors are likely to gradually turn Parler into another censorship-governed social media app.
In centering its identity on free speech, Parler is merely following in the well-trodden footsteps of similar sites. Twitter once touted itself as “the free speech wing of the free speech party” and pushed back on Congress’…