Parler, a social media platform favored by conservatives, has received financial backing from Republican donor Rebekah Mercer, the Wall Street Journal reports. The site, which was founded in 2018 by John Matze, 27, has branded itself as an oasis of free speech and an alternative to platforms like Twitter and Facebook which have begun to moderate misinformation more closely. Along with her...
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