The report comes in the wake of the social network’s near-complete removal from the Internet. The report uses parler’s GPS data to show that its users were among the mob that stormed the Capitol last Wednesday.
Gizmodo has mapped nearly 70,000 geo-located parler posts near the Capitol where a mob of pro-trump supporters had hoped to overturn a democratic election and keep their president in power.
A researcher was able to download almost all its data. The mob’s movements were from a trump rally to inside the Capitol building.
Almost every company that parler works with has dropped them as a client. The companies banned the site because of claims that it held calls for violence against the US government.