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Meet Rebekah Mercer, the deep-pocketed co-founder of Parler, a controversial conservative social network | CNN - Nov. 15, 2020 !

Rebekah Mercer, a prominent conservative donor, revealed Saturday that she is helping to bankroll Parler, the rapidly growing but controversial conservative social media platform that was at the top of App Store charts last week.

Mercer is the daughter of Robert Mercer, a hedge fund manager and the co-founder of the now-defunct political data-analysis firm Cambridge Analytica. The Mercers have been prominent supporters of President Donald Trump and conservative causes.

"John and I started Parler to provide a neutral platform for free speech, as our founders intended, and also to create a social media environment that would protect data privacy," Mercer said in a statement on the platform. "The ever increasing tyranny and hubris of our tech overlords demands that someone lead the fight against data mining, and for the protection of free speech online. That someone is Parler, a beacon to all who value their liberty, free speech, and personal privacy."  

The Mercer Family - Cambridge Analytica - Steve Bannon - Emirates Abu Dhabi - Israel ...

"High Court session in liquidation of Cambridge Analytica - secrets covered up by Emerdata - run by the Mercers."

Social media platform Parler gets backing from Mercer family | WSJ - Nov. 15, 2020 |

(Reuters) - Social media platform Parler, which styles itself as a "free speech-driven" space, gets funding from hedge-fund investor Robert Mercer and his daughter and conservative activist Rebekah, the Wall Street Journal reported.

U.S. right-wing social media users have flocked to Parler, messaging app Telegram and hands-off social site Gab, citing the more aggressive policing of political comments on mainstream platforms such as Twitter Inc and Facebook Inc.

Robert Mercer starts big money effort for Trump and RNC after cutting back support | CNBC - April 15, 2020 |

"Crickets. They're Gone": Why the Mercers, Trump's Biggest 2016 Backers, Have Bailed on Him | Vanity Fair - June 2019 |

Roger Stone, Steve Bannon, and retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn all participated in efforts to promote the Jan. 6 "Stop the Steal" event that ultimately devolved into a riotous and deadly melee at the United States Capitol, leaving five dead and causing Trump to become the only president to be impeached for a second time. Crooks all of them, a conspiracy of gangsters. In comparison, "Tricky" Dick Nixon was a saint.

Billionaire Trump backer Robert Mercer funded group that produced anti-Muslim ads for 2016 election, claims investigative group

Renaissance Partner David Magerman Airs Battle With Robert Mercer Over Trump White Supremacy

Cambridge Analytica-linked businessman helped start Black Cube, lawsuit claims.

by Oui on Sun Jan 17th, 2021 at 06:53:43 PM EST
Parler CEO Matze married Russian Alina Mukhutdinova after travel  

Founder John Matze met his now wife, Alina Mukhutdinova, in May 15, 2016 in Las Vegas. Alina is from Kazan, Russia. She was on a two week road trip "vacation" across the USA with a friend.

John Matze and his family have gone into hiding after receiving multiple death and harassment threats, multiple US news agencies reported.

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Controversial Parler Network Gets Support From Russia, Reports Say | RFERL |

DDoS-Guard has worked with racist, right-wing, and conspiracy sites that have been used to share messages, and it has also supported Russian government sites, Reuters said.

DDoS-Guard's website lists an address in Scotland under the company name Cognitive Cloud LP, but Guilmette told Reuters that it is owned by two men in the Russian city of Rostov-on-Don.

Temkin's tweet included a screen shot of Parler's URL registration that also lists Rostov-on-Don as the address.

Parler website partially returns with support from Russian-owned technology firm | The Guardian |

DDoS-Guard was registered in 2017 under a limited partnership, a financial structure in Scotland that allows nonresidents to create companies with little scrutiny. Aleksei Likhachev and Evgeniy Marchenko, two Russian businessmen who registered it, remain owners of the company. The partnership under which DDoS-Guard is registered is called Cognitive Cloud.

by Oui on Tue Jan 19th, 2021 at 08:17:45 PM EST
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