WSJ News Exclusive | Parler, Backed by Mercer Family, Makes Play for Conservatives Mad at Facebook, Twitter

WSJ News Exclusive | Parler, Backed by Mercer Family, Makes Play for Conservatives Mad at Facebook, Twitter
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As Facebook Inc. and Twitter Inc. have taken a harder line against unsubstantiated claims of a stolen presidential election, prominent conservatives on both platforms have responded with anger and a frequent retort: Follow me on Parler.

Launched in 2018, the libertarian-leaning social network was the most downloaded app on both Android and Apple devices for most of last week, according to data from Google and analytics firm App Annie. Its leaders envision it as a free-speech-focused alternative to the giants of Silicon Valley.



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