I called a friend who specializes in machine learning to look into the Parler data after I was tipped off that the data had been leaked. Hours later, he had fully reconstructed the map of Capitol attack from Parler videos' GPS data.
I then personally analyzed the results and reached the following conclusions.
Note: anyone is free to explore this map and reach their own conclusions.
1. AN INSIDE JOB? WERE CONGRESS FOLKS AND WHITE HOUSE STAFF COMPLICIT IN THIS?
It could have been an inside job … The data shows Parler videos were recorded in two separate offices, in a White House staff building and a U.S. House of Representatives office, within minutes of the the murders.
Just before 2pm (i.e., 30 minutes before the Capitol Police officer was killed) - someone posted to Parler from within the White House staff’s New Executive Office Building (just northwest of the White House.
Around 3:15pm -
Someone in the U.S. House of Representatives Rayburn House Offices (just south of the Capitol) appears to have posted *twice* to Parler! This happened moments after rioter Ashli Babbit is shot by an officer in the Capitol.
2. WHO WAS THE MOB? PARLER USERS INCITED BY TRUMP & GIULIANI, NOT “ANTIFA”
The notion that Antifa separately gathered and killed police officer Brian Sicknick is manifestly false.
Why? The GPS and posting data shows the following chain of events:
From the morning until 1pm, rioters amassed on the south edge of the ellipse for Trump’s “March to Save America” speech, creating the first spike in posts to Parler.
Trump comes out at 12pm (causing a burst of Parler posts) and says he will “walk the crowd to the Capitol.”
From 12:30-2pm, you can see the mass of Trump speech attendees walk from Trump’s speech east to the Capitol along Constitution Ave NW, posting to Parler as they go. A few minutes after 1pm, Parler users have breached police barricades on the west side of the Capitol and begin moving in, posting from close to the building.
At 2pm, the Parler mob outside the Capitol breaches the last barrier and moves east up to the outside of the building. A few minutes after 2:15PM is when existing public records show that rioters killed Capital Police Officer Brian Sicknick. The Parler data shows that at 2:15PM, at the time of Officer’s Sicknick’s death, he was surrounded by Parler users. Simultaneously, rioters breach the Capitol building’s northwest side and start posting from within the Capitol.
By 4:15pm, you can see rioters escaping via the Union Station trains just north of the Capitol.
The data shows unequivocally that Parler users attacked the Capitol.
3. A DIRECT & DEFINITIVE LINE BETWEEN TRUMP & GIULIANI SPEECHES AND THE ATTACK
The data shows a definitive line between the events; Trump and Giuliani's "speeches" were actually pep rallies for sedition.
The same Parler users who started in location A (Trump’s pep rally) then moved to attack location B (the Capitol).
The data shows that we are not watching two distinct and independent events, we are in fact watching the same Parler crowd march down the road to the Capital in a coordinated attack.
4. PARLER’S ROLE IN THIS
First and foremost, there is no reason why anyone should have this data ... it's dangerous. Conservatives thought that they had a safe haven and friend in Parler, but Parler, claiming to be a platform for free speech and freedom, actually cared so little about their privacy and freedom that it doxxed them while they were committing crimes against America.
Second, Parlor was a for-profit endeavor and had a business plan being sold to investors. Their model was not based on advertising revenue; instead, it was based on taking a cut of influencers’ revenue, thereby rewarding engagement and provocation over honesty. Parler created an ecosystem where influencers were incentivized to promote salaciousness instead of truth. While this business model is not “illegal” per se, its dangers are now clear: Parler created a dangerous echo chamber and incentive structure that quickly radicalized and then weaponized its user base, ending in an attempted coup on the United States of America.
Without regulation, algorithmically-driven radicalization of our population will continue to drive us towards civil war.