KEY POINTS
  • Parler's user base has grown to 1.5 million from 1 million in about a week, CEO John Matze said.
  • Republican politicians and conservative pundits have flocked to the app, in large part to protest what they say is unfair censorship by Twitter.
  • "If you can say it on the street of New York, you can say it on Parler," Matze said.
Parler CEO John Matze

Jim Jordan, Elise Stefanik and Nikki Haley all have something in common, other than a strong affection towards President Trump. 

The three Republican politicians joined social media app Parler this week, adding their profiles to a site that's emerged as the new digital stomping ground for anti-Twitter conservatives. Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas arrived earlier this month and Rep. Devin Nunes of California started in February, while Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky has been a member since 2018, the year the app launched.