Parler is an American social networking service and alternative to Twitter. Its name is the French word for "to speak" (and is pronounced like "parlor"). It was founded in 2018 and based in Henderson, Nevada by John Matze and Jared Thomson. The site is populated with a majority of right-leaning users, although all are welcome. Famous users include Candace Owens, Laura Loomer, Mike Lee, Milo Yiannopoulos, Paul Joseph Watson and Roger Stone. In June of 2020, Parler gained many users, and more celebrities including Ted Cruz, Rand Paul, Dan Bongino, Eric Trump, and Donald Trump Jr. Parler currently has around 1,000,000 users.
Parler, like fellow social networking service Gab, does not engage in censorship against other opinions. Because of this, Parler has been unfairly attacked by the anti-free speech Mainstream Media and Wikipedia as "far-right" and "anti-Islam", despite having over 200,000 Arabic users currently online.