Response to Parler reading
I’m not surprised that the trumpies have created a “social media” platform in which they can spread false information unfettered. It is brought up a few times in the article that the creator and supporters of Parler believe that social media giants have crossed the line with censorship, however it seems to me that these people are just butthurt that they can no longer spew misinformation. The harmful impacts of fake news far outweighs the small “infringement” of rights that social media giants are making in an effort to stop the spread of misinformation. Many readings this semester have displayed the horrible results of misinformation, for example I remember a reading about a genocide in Myanmar caused by the government spreading false claims about the muslim population. If platforms like Parler were to succeed, I fear that this country will only grow more and more divided.