[–] jackofdiamonds 1 point 41 points (+42|-1) ago 

I hate web content that only exists through an app. Just let me go to parler.com and read Carpe Donktum's posts through my browser. I'm not about to download and install more shit on my phone.

[–] ant_earth 1 point 34 points (+35|-1) ago 

Can’t use it on a desktop and can’t create an account without a phone number. It doesn’t matter how “free speech” this place is; it’s not the one.
Reminds me of bitchute and their crippling lack of a viable search feature.
It’s almost like they do this on purpose.

[–] El_Syd 0 points 19 points (+19|-0) ago 

Came here to say the same thing. Why do they need my phone number? Fuck off.

[–] TheManyHands 0 points 8 points (+8|-0) ago 

Bitchute has to be on purpose. No search can be that bad by accident. You can search the exact terms and get no results. The opaque ownership is suspicious too. Lbry has constant updates from the developers on what's going on and openly call out the coronahoax.

[–] satisfyinghump 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

On one hand I can understand wanting to do it their way, as it can help curb "bots", on the other, the "bot companies" that are either for rent or permanently shitting out liberal and communist propaganda already know how to jump over these sorts of hurdles.

I agree with you it is a real mark against free speech since no one would truly speak their mind on EVERY topic, when their real phone number is linked to their parler account.

[–] Remmina ago 

Try PeerTube. Hoping to gain enough points to start posting here. Have been reading privacy policies for days trying to find good services.

I take it you haven't read the whole Parler Privacy Policy, it gets better than "phone number" (also see other posts).

If you choose to join our influencer network, we may ask for information that can be used to verify your identity, such asa copy ofyour government-issued photo identification, andinformation that can be used to facilitate the redemptionof virtual items or payments,such as your Social Security number (SSN) or your tax identification number.

[–] Fuckyounigger 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

People in real life, although usually not aligned to your interests are much more interesting

[–] RoundWheel 0 points 1 point (+1|-0) ago 

Captive portals are a red flag.

[–] eronburr ago 

If voat and other sites get banned quickly, why is this one getting pushed by both stores?

[–] rob_white 0 points 11 points (+11|-0) ago 

Can you sign up without a cell number?

[–] Askaboutthefreeplant 1 point 14 points (+15|-1) ago 

I couldn't find any way too so I didn't sign up.

[–] whyamIevenhere 0 points 9 points (+9|-0) ago 

Of course. I wonder which three letter agency created it. This is why I've held off from signing up for Parler.

[–] BlueDrache 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

I tried using some of those "free, fake SMS phone number" sites, but apparently I wasn't the only one with that idea. Found a couple that worked, but the site just hung on account creation after I got through.

[–] Zestyclose_Marketing 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

Its a honey pot confirmed. Disregard.

[–] charliebrownau ago 

Try signing up on BROWSER without a "smart" device

[–] rob_white 0 points 1 point (+1|-0) ago 

I was using Chrome on Windows 10, it still needs a call number, apparently you could just make one up until a few days ago. I could get a fake number but too many hoops to jump through especially as the only site I use currently is Voat.

[–] potemkin 0 points 7 points (+7|-0) ago 

I love that everyone is jerking off about parler. Let's all move from one walled garden used to dox us and ruin us to this new one, that surely won't be the same thing.

Fuck web2.0 and fuck social media.

Posted on a walled garden Web 2.0 honeypot with full awareness of hypocrisy on display.

[–] misaeldodsonQbt 0 points 7 points (+7|-0) ago 

From Parler's user agreement:

You grant to Parler a license to any content posted by you to the Services,

including a worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free license (with the right to sublicense) to

use, copy, reproduce, process, adapt, modify, publish, transmit, display and distribute your

content. You agree that Parler or its service providers or partners may display advertising in

connection with your content and otherwise monetize your content without compensation to

you. You warrant that you have all rights necessary to grant these rights to Parler and Parler

users. You also grant a limited non-exclusive, royalty-free license to any user of the Services

to use, copy, reproduce, process, adapt, modify, publish, transmit, display and distribute any

content posted by you to the Services solely in connection with that users use of the Services.

The licenses granted by you hereunder do not include any moral rights or right of attribution.

Have fun on that fancy platform that wh*res out your freedom of speech.

[–] Askaboutthefreeplant 0 points 1 point (+1|-0) ago 

I wonder if they also own the phone number you have to give them since they own everything else.

[–] brandneetjan ago 

Is gabs user agreement any different I wonder?

[–] Gingercuntfirecrotch ago 

Now do every other social media platform.

[–] black_trash ago 

Aren't those rights required just for the service to display the content and show ads? Sounds pretty normal to me...

[–] onikage 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago 

Seems like a honeypot. But I'm the paranoid type.

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[–] SaxonWolfcock 1 point 6 points (+7|-1) ago 

Wonder how long till they ban discussion of jews on parler

[–] Askaboutthefreeplant 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago 

Maybe never if the whole point is to create a list of cell phone numbers.

[–] AlphaOmega 0 points 1 point (+1|-0) ago 

Get a google voice throw away.

[–] observation1 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

Mandatory account to view parlers mean it wont take off. Period.

[–] rob_white 0 points 1 point (+1|-0) ago 

Yeap that will stop many, I even tried to sign up just to have a look at it but then it needs your phone number, fuck that.

[–] AlphaOmega 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

As soon as Apple realizes that people are saying bad things about joos, they will ban the app just like they have any other free speech platform. Then it will be in the same boat as all the others.

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