The storming of the US Capitol on January 6th sparked a national debate over unmoderated social networks like Parler, which was blamed for providing a platform for calls to insurrection and violence. After major technology providers ended their business relationship with Parler, Internet activists managed to scrape nearly every post, comment, and user before it was shut down on January 10th.
This project is designed to give the general public a nonpartisan insight into the actual discourse that took place on Parler, rather than rely on a media characterization. Any researcher or journalist can download the entire dataset and form their own analysis or independently substantiate any claims.
This dataset is being preserved for its tremendous research value and historical significance. By contributing to server and bandwidth costs, you help keep this ad-free searchable interface available to the public for as long as possible.
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