Ivanka Trump speaking at the Republican National Convention in August. by the Forward

Ivanka Trump joins Parler, the far-right’s favorite social media platform

Image by Getty

Ivanka Trump invited her 10 million Twitter followers to follow her to Parler, an app that’s been billed as an alternative to Twitter by right-wing figures who feel they are being censored on mainstream social media.

“Parler has attracted a range of right-wing extremists,” according to an ADL primer on the network. “White supremacists openly promote their ideologies on the site, while Holocaust denial, antisemitism, racism and other forms of bigotry are also easy to find.”

Since the Nov. 3 presidential election, Parler has become popular among mainstream right-wing leaders who deplore Twitter’s decision to add disclaimers to presidential posts baselessly alleging election fraud.

The app’s membership has soared by some 2 million users, post-election.

Site founder John Matze describes it as a champion of free-speech and said that he won’t impose any moderation beyond the Federal Communications Commission’s own standards.


David Ian Klein

David Ian Klein

David Ian Klein covers breaking news and international Jewish communities for the Forward. You can reach him at Klein@forward.com and on Twitter @davidianklein .

Ivanka Trump joins Parler

Your Comments

The Forward welcomes reader comments in order to promote thoughtful discussion on issues of importance to the Jewish community. All readers can browse the comments, and all Forward subscribers can add to the conversation. In the interest of maintaining a civil forum, The Forward requires that all commenters be appropriately respectful toward our writers, other commenters and the subjects of the articles. Vigorous debate and reasoned critique are welcome; name-calling and personal invective are not and will be deleted. Egregious commenters or repeat offenders will be banned from commenting. While we generally do not seek to edit or actively moderate comments, our spam filter prevents most links and certain key words from being posted and the Forward reserves the right to remove comments for any reason.

Recommend this article

Ivanka Trump joins Parler, the far-right’s favorite social media platform

Thank you!

This article has been sent!