(RoyalPatriot.com)- Last week, the far-left Washington Post targeted free speech social network Parler for its policy on sensitive content, despite the police being exactly the same as Twitter.
The platform criticized Parler, which has gained millions of new users in recent weeks as Twitter continues to censor conservatives in the wake of a highly flawed election compromised by fraud, was accused of having a “porn problem.”
The headline reads, “Parler’s got a porn problem: Adult businesses target pro-Trump social network.”
The article claims that the “lax moderation policies” on Parler mean it has become a “magnet for pornographers, escort services, and online sex merchants.”
The problem? The “lax moderation policies” are actually legally required of social media networks to enjoy liability protection, ensuring they do not behave as publishers. Parler doesn’t have a lax moderation policy – Twitter has one that breaks the rules.
The other problem? Parler and Twitter have the same policy on porn. It’s not banned, but it’s also not promoted.
Parler COO Jeffrey Wernick hit back at the outlet for making the false claims this week, describing the allegations as “demonizing.”
“Parler does not welcome, nor promote any type of pornographic (child or adult) imagery, video content, or pornographic marketed goods on our platform,” he explained. “Our platform’s foundation is built upon two core ideas: privacy and freedom.
The Washington Post article falsely claimed that pornography was previously banned on Parler, but that the platform now allows anything legal – but Wernick hit back at that too. He explained that Parler has taken measures to protect privacy and freedom, using a “jury pool” of verified Parler members to report posts that violate their term of service. He also clarified that they don’t ban porn, but also don’t welcome it.
“We don’t ban it, but there is a very big difference between welcoming something and not banning it,” he said to The Federalist.
Wernick also showed how the claims made in the Post were factually inaccurate, referencing aggregated data of Parler members showing that less than 1% of its roughly 12 million members have chosen to be exposed to “sensitive” content.
“Recent aggregated data of Parler members finds that less than 1% of the close to 12 million members of the Parler community have actively chosen to be exposed to sensitive content, reinforcing the widely held sentiments of those active within Parler’s public square: pornography is not welcome,” Wernick explained.
Parler continues to grow while Twitter faces greater and greater backlash for permanently banning users that espouse conservative views, or who dare to challenge election fraud when they see it.
The media wants to finish Parler off to ensure conservatives don’t have a voice anywhere online.