By 71 Republic | Press Release
We recently integrated our website with Parler. Parler is the technology behind the new commenting system for our articles. We chose to use Parler instead of many other commenting systems because they are a neutral organization that believes every website and user has the right to moderate and post autonomously. They also stand behind freedom of speech and believe that the open network of users should define relevant topics without interference from a subjective social media algorithm. We believe this can foster debates, arguments, and new ideas for our readers.
When you share comments on a 71 Republic website article, they also exist on the Parler News mobile app. Using the app, readers can communicate directly with each other. Furthermore, Parler gives the option to send push notifications to your device.
Free speech is the foremost right to protect because it is the pathway to freedom of thought. We believe in partnering with a platform that supports this idea. The purpose of free speech is to allow social discussion and for the best ideas to come out on top. Specifically, we both emphasize “uncovered covered media,” as 71 Republic CEO Matthew Geiger put it in Brian Nichols’ August 16th podcast.
A monopoly of ideology currently moderates many websites, social networks, and media publishers. We, on the other hand, reject these echo chambers. They mislead society into believing these ideas are popular. But often times, the words merely comprise the collective ideologies of a certain few.
Supporting free speech social networks, open commenting systems and transparent software platforms is important in order to protect free discourse. Power over propaganda should not be in the hands of a few. We look forward to a successful partnership between 71 Republic and Parler.
About 71 Republic
71 Republic is one of the fastest-growing independent political news organizations in the country. Launched in June of 2017, the company is a haven for independent journalism, featuring voices that span the political spectrum.
Parler is a small software company focused on digital media technology and based out of Henderson, NV. We invite you to visit us at parler.com and read more at home.parler.com and download the app here.
Robertson Williams, VP of Business Development, Parler, LLC: [email protected]
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