BUSINESS INSIDER - Jan 8 - Conservative-leaning social media sites Parler and Gab erupted with talk of a revolution as mobs stormed the Capitol. As a mob smashed its way into the US Capitol, calls for an armed revolution echoed through Parler and Gab, conservative-leaning social media apps. Many chimed in with posts tagged #revolution, #fightback, #firingsquad, and #civilwar. Others spread rumors that Antifa was behind the mob. Parler sprung to life in 2018 as a no-holds-barred free speech app, an alternative social network for those too radical for Twitter or Facebook, funded in part by Rebekah Mercer. The network describes itself as "unbiased social media" and has become popular in pro-Trump circles. The app is also being used among the rioters to organize, with people posting streets to avoid and listing tools to bring for prying open doors.