Saturday 27th of February 2021

the old pirate lingo: parler...


Parler is fast becoming a conservative echo-chamber but big name climate deniers don't seem to be abandoning mainstream social media for the fringe platform — at least not yet.

An analysis by DeSmog to determine how many profiles featured in our comprehensive climate database have accounts on Parler suggests that many prominent science deniers aren’t currently active on the alternative social platform.

Our research suggests there is only a limited overlap between leading climate science deniers and Parler use, with just 11 percent of the 611 unique U.S. science denial profiles and 15 percent of the 149 UK profiles included in DeSmog’s database appearing to have accounts on Parler. A closer examination of the top 10 most prominent names from the U.S database that appear active on the new platform — including outgoing President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence — reveals around half of them are unverified, or uncredible accounts.

But experts caution this could quickly change. “[It’s] good news for now, but I wouldn't pop open the Champagne just yet,” Eric Heinze, Professor of Law and Humanities at Queen Mary’s University of London and author of a book on hate speech and democratic citizenship, told DeSmog. “I would remain very sceptical. Parler is still young.”

‘Free Speech’ Hub 

Parler was launched in 2018 as a “free speech” hub and antithesis to the “ever increasing tyranny and hubris of our tech overlords,” according to conservative billionaire and co-founder Rebekah Mercer — whose family has funnelled millions of dollars into climate science denial groups.

After only a moderate take-up, the start-up emerged into mainstream consciousness this summer as Twitter users announced they were rejecting the platform’s censoring of election and COVID-19 misinformation in favour of Parler’s less-regulated sphere. 

Since then, user numbers have reportedly risen to more than ten million, ballooning after a tranche of Trump supporters turned to the platform following Joe Biden’s presidential win; Parler flew to the top of Apple’s App Store almost overnight.

Parler’s multiple verification modes, however, prompt questions around whether they promote or hinder transparency on the site. 

The equivalent of a Twitter “blue tick”, the yellow “Verified Influencer” badge, can be awarded to users with a large following to prove their authenticity and identity to the community. Meanwhile, a red badge “Parler Citizen” or “Real Member” status can be achieved by submitting photos of a driving licence and selfie, though the site confirms this “does not necessarily confirm the user is who they claim to be, just that they are Real Users.” In addition, there are “Media” and “Private” accounts, as well as ones for Parler employees and early adopters.


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Note: I have used my picture of the spider web as a symbol of compromise... Parler is the term used by pirates when fighting/robbing each others leads nowhere and one of them demands PARLER, which is french for "let's talk". This promote a cease fire during which the spoils can be shared according to various rules of pirating — or the fighting continues after "parler".

Spiders do not like their web becoming wet. While some, like the garden orb (pictured), wait patiently for a drying sun, some spiders like the St Andrew spiders will shake their web violently to get rid of the drops. The state of the web (holes and missing stays) can influence the garden orb to gather the "net" when dry and it appears that they eat the web, in a recycling feat...

One of the problem with the "parler" platform is that is seems to be exclusively conservative, thus it won't win others across. It could work with the youth in search of ideals, mind you.

taking 100 million cars off the road...

A company commercialising a CSIRO-developed, seaweed feed product, which slashes the amount of greenhouse gases cattle burp and fart into the atmosphere, has won a $1 million international prize for its work reshaping the food system.

Key points:

  • Methane emissions from livestock make up about 15 per cent of global greenhouse gas emissions
  • A CSIRO-developed seaweed product that reduces greenhouse gases produced by cattle has won a $1 million international prize
  • Future Feed says it will use its winnings to help First Nations communities generate income from the product

CSIRO-affiliated company Future Feed said it would use its Food Planet Prize winnings to create an international commercial fund to help First Nations communities generate income from cultivating and selling the seaweed.

According to the science agency, methane emissions from livestock make up around 15 per cent of global greenhouse gas emissions, and one cow produces on average as much gas emission as one car. 

"As a greenhouse gas, methane is about 28 times more potent in terms of global warming potential than carbon dioxide and lasts much longer in the atmosphere," the CSIRO said on its website.


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silent parler...

On 10 January, Apple suspended US social network Parler from its App Store, saying the microblogging service, which is popular with President Donald Trump's supporters, had failed to act on calls for violence related to the Capitol Hill riot.

The conservative website Parler went offline on Monday, a day after Amazon decided to suspend Parler from its web hosting service AWS.

The website will be down until it can find a new hosting partner. 

Parler was founded by computer engineer John Matze and Republican donor Rebekah Mercer and launched 2018. It worked much like a Twitter with "parleys" instead of tweets


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google is a thief?...


The Australian government has urged Google to focus on paying for Australian content instead of blocking it. 

After media reports said Australian news websites were not showing up in searches, Google confirmed it was blocking the sites for a small number of users. 

The search engine said it was conducting experiments to determine the value of its service to Australian news outlets. 

Google, Facebook and other tech companies are fighting the Australian government over plans to make them pay for news content. 

Google said the tests affect about 1% of Australian users, and will be finished by February. 

“The digital giants should focus on paying for original content, not blocking it. That’s my message to those digital giants,” said Australian Treasurer Josh Frydenberg. 

The big tech firms have been resisting legislation which will force them to negotiate with Australian news outlets over payment for the content which appears on their platforms.

If the parties are unable to reach an agreement, a government-appointed arbitrator will decide for them. 

The law is currently being debated by Australia’s Senate, and is expected to be voted on early this year.


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I already have explained my theory (which could be wrong but I have the feeling it's correct) on this site, how google searches its own massive memory bank rather than search the net — after thieving information under the banner of providing "searches", all without paying a cent. If your search does not show up-to-date results, you work it out. What you're looking for isn't not on google memory bank yet... Yes, Google has not entered the latest items in its storage which is updated at interval — except links to news-site which would be updating automatically... This is why Google DOES NOT WANT TO PAY FOR NEWS....


If you find an item THAT HAS BEEN DELETED from the net, it's because it's still on Google memory bank...



Recently, many of my Google searches have been as useless as promoting sewers for fresh air... Advertisers come first. Other "search engines" I use, are Bing and Ecosia... and...


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