Bill Gates wants more Internet Regulation and calls Parler a place for “Crazy Stuff”
Parler, which was founded by Mercer, John Matze and Jared Thomson in 2018, was the most downloaded app for both Android and iPhone users during the week of Nov. 9 to Nov. 15, according to SensorTower, a marketing intelligence company that tracks app downloads. For the week starting on Nov. 16, Parler has so far fallen to No. 2 among Android users and No. 11 among iPhone users.
The app has attracted the likes Fox Business host Maria Bartiromo, Republican Texas Sen. Ted Cruz and celebrities Kristie Alley and Scott Baio. On Nov. 12, Wired reported that Parler grew from 4.5 million users to more than 8 million, compared to Twitter’s 330 million users and Facebook’s more than 2 billion.
Many high-profile conservatives have been urging their followers to join Parler after Twitter and Facebook have been censoring posts, including posts shared by President Donald Trump about election and voter fraud.
Gates, who has been criticized by many people that believe he is trying to microchip humans through coronavirus vaccines, said there needs to be regulation to manage what he and many call “misinformation” on social media platforms.