The appeal of free speech social media platforms like Parler
Watch as Nicholas Thompson, editor-in-chief of WIRED, explains what's going on in technology news:
What is Parler? Why are people moving off Facebook to new social sites?
Parler is like Twitter, except it was set up very specifically to make it so that the owners of the site, the people who run it, would not censor your speech, or put another way, would not take action to remove hateful or harmful speech. It is a free speech social media platform that is primarily used by people on the political right. Why are people moving off Facebook to new social sites? I don't think that many are. People talk about moving off, but to the extent they are, it's because they feel like the sites are censoring them.
The US government said the election was the most secure in American history. Do you agree? How did we get here after the failures of 2016?
It was quite secure. We don't know for sure how we'll evaluate it a year from now. The way we got there is we saw the catastrophe of 2016. A lot of smart, dedicated people took corrective action.