Facebook and Twitter are “tyrannical” – that’s why rights and conspiracy theorists are increasingly exchanging ideas on Parler. The network is one thing above all: boring.
Rebekah Mercer has a pretty good sense of what makes real America tick. The daughter of the hedge fund billionaire Robert Mercer has been one of the most important donors for conservative purposes for years. She financed the Breitbart platform with her father, she supported Donald Trump’s presidential candidacy at an early stage and did so with his future chief advisor Steve Bannon known.
The Mercers also poured millions into controversial data company Cambridge Analytica. TV man and Trump confidante Christopher Ruddy once admiringly called Mercer “the first lady of the alt-right movement”.