The latest on the social media platform Parler. Largely viewed as a conservative alternative to Twitter, Parler bills itself as a free speech platform for unbiased opinions. Founded in 2018 by John Matze Jr., Jared Thomson, and Rebekah Mercer, Parler grew in popularity during the 2020 presidential election. After reports that planning for the January 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol happened on Parler, platforms like Apple, Google and Amazon removed the Parler app from their app stores. Kanye West briefly attempted to purchase Parler, but the deal was later called off.