The ‘free speech’ app used by US Capitol rioters is an unsettling place where the far right encounters mainstream conservatives
“Civil war is coming.”
I saw this message on the social media platform Parler in November, about two weeks after the election was called for Joe Biden. The ominous post followed an even more harrowing message from a different user. “[O]ur people have guns too … it’s time for us to use it!!! Just like in old days.” The poster embedded a photograph of a noose.