What kind of content will people now miss with Parler offline? One video that was popular before the site went offline was made by a QAnon adherent who cut together old Trump soundbites to make all subtext an explicitly neo-fascist text.


“January 20th will be remembered as the day the people became the rulers of this nation again,” the video shows Trump saying, with splashly graphics with things like “the hour has arrived.”

Oddly enough, that’s a real thing that Trump said, but it was from his infamous first inauguration on January 20, 2017. The video ended with a graphic of the United States with the date January 20, 2021 and the QAnon slogan WWG1WGA, which stands for Where We Go One, We Go All.


There was also content on Parler like this message from Milo Yiannopoulos, a far right troll who was booted from Twitter in 2016 for harassment.

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Parler is partially owned by Fox News personality Dan Bongino, a fact that was never mentioned during Matze’s interview with Bartiromo on Sunday. Parler has also taken money from Rebekah Mercer, a far right financier of pro-Trump radicalism. Mercer is also the daughter of Robert Mercer, a cofounder of Cambridge Analytica.

While Matze’s company is clearly fighting for its life, Parler is also likely struggling from poor management. You see, Matze isn’t the brightest bulb, as they say. When Matze described how he was feeling on Sunday, he summed it up nicely.


“It’s not just frightening, it’s actually extremely scary,” said Matze.

Correction: This article originally included a typo in QAnon’s slogan. The real slogan is “Where We Go One, We Go All” not “Where We Go One, We Do All,” a much more fun sounding slogan if we’re being honest. Gizmodo regrets the error.