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Rebekah Mercer is funding Parler, the social-media app touted by Republican politicians and pundits that conservatives are flocking to

Rebekah Mercer is funding Parler, the social-media app touted by Republican politicians and pundits that conservatives are flocking to

Rebekah Mercer and her father, Robert Mercer, have funded conservative causes in the past, and were among the most influential backers of President Donald Trump in 2016.
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At least one member of the Mercer family is funding Parler, the social media app touted by Republican politicians and pundits, according to The Wall Street Journal.




Parler CEO John Matze confirmed to The Journal that Rebekah Mercer has been one of the top investors in the company since its founding in 2018.




"John and I started Parler to provide a neutral platform for free speech, as our founders intended," Mercer wrote in a post on the site following The Journal report.




Mercer and her father, Robert Mercer, have funded conservative causes in the past, and were among the most influential backers of President Donald Trump in 2016.




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At least one member of the Mercer family is funding Parler, the social media app touted by Republican politicians and pundits, according to The Wall Street Journal.Parler CEO John Matze confirmed to The Journal that Rebekah Mercer has been one of the top investors in the company since its founding in 2018. Other sources reportedly said it was a family investment, but Mercer said in a Parler post that her father, billionaire hedge-fund manager Robert Mercer, was not involved."John and I started Parler to provide a neutral platform for free speech, as our founders intended," Mercer wrote in another post on the site following The Journal report.Matze has touted Parler as a "free speech" network and said that the company does not utilize fact-checkers for content published on the platform.
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