DIGITAL CULTURE

Were Parler Influencers Paid To Incite Violence At The Capitol?

Parler hack reveals existence of monetization platform and the possibilities of paid hate passing as free speech

David Leibowitz
Jan 15 · 6 min read
Photo by Jp Valery on Unsplash

“they have a flag to hide all of this functionality from regular users until they have proven themselves useful or naïve enough”- @donk_enby

They can’t even spell “influence” correctly, how could they get user security right? Source: @donk_enby Twitter

Russian agents and paid shills

Secret monetization features

Parler monetization platform function to toggle viewstate, Source: donk_enby Twitter

Rudy Giuliani’s fees for the January 6 speech, when he called for “trial by combat” at the Capitol, amounted to about $2,222 per minute.

Sponsorship pays

Pay to hate?

Twitter users plotting GPS coordinates from Parler data

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