Sunday, January 10, 2021
So last night I finally signed up for Parler. (I’m @jazzshaw, just like on Twitter in case you’re interested.) As it turns out, strictly by happenstance, I might have been one of the last people to be able to join the service for a while. John warned us on Friday that there were forces preparing to move against Parler and attempt to shut them down under the flimsiest of pretenses. Barely 24 hours later, the purge was in motion. As the Wall Street Journal reports, Apple and Google have already removed the app from their stores and Amazon has suspended Parler’s cloud computing services.
Bad things supposedly start slowly and then happen all at once.