US Conservatives Increasingly Flee Twitter and Facebook for Upstart Parler

Membership surged from 4.5 million to 8 million in a week

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Editor’s note: This article has been updated to reflect new information about Parler’s owners.

The predominantly conservative user base of social media platform Parler may be stewing over the results of the presidential election in the U.S., but the opposite is likely true for the company’s owners—whoever they are.

The platform saw a spike in users, doubling from roughly 4.5 million members last week to about 8 million this week, and surging to 4 million active devices from 500,000 two weeks ago, according to Parler chief operating officer Jeffrey Wernick.

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