Trump gets 2m followers under 24hrs on Parler social app, after Facebook, Instagram blocks him indefinitely

After Facebook and Instagram blocked President Donald Trump of the United States, following an attack on Capitol Hill, his Parler account has recieved a major boost, as over 2 million people joined the social media platform just to follow him.

Parler downloads in the United States began to grow in November 2020 following the declaration of Joe Biden as president-elect.

Parler is a relatively new social media platform that is almost identical to Twitter in look and function.

Users can make posts called parleys (rather than tweets) and others can “echo” them (its version of retweeting).

You can follow people, like and comment on their posts, and send them direct messages.

After originally planning to block President Donald Trump from posting to his Facebook and Instagram account for 24 hours, CEO Mark Zuckerberg said Thursday that the blocks have been extended “indefinitely.”

“We believe the risks of allowing the President to continue to use our service during this period are simply too great,” Zuckerberg wrote in a Facebook post Thursday. “Therefore, we are extending the block we have placed on his Facebook and Instagram accounts indefinitely and for at least the next two weeks until the peaceful transition of power is complete.”

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