The conservative site the Conservative Treehouse claimed it was deplatformed by hosting provider WordPress.
“Most CTH readers are likely aware of the term ‘deplatforming.’ Unfortunately, the big tech control mechanism to shut down speech & assembly has now arrived on our doorstep,” a post on Conservative Treehouse reads.
The site said it received a message from WordPress reading, “Given the incompatibility between your site’s content and our terms, you need to find a new hosting provider and must migrate the site by Wednesday, December 2nd.”
The Conservative Treehouse describes itself as the “last refuge” for conservative readers, saying, “Whatever trail through the woods brought us here, we have shared the turmoil of storms as we have been finding our voices as individuals in this growing community.”
The reported deplatforming caught the attention of Rep. Devin Nunes, who posted on Parler, “IMPORTANT! Please share with all your friends. This is what’s coming…”
The news comes after conservatives have led the charge to leave Big Tech corporations over censorship in favor of platforms that value free speech.
“Hurry and follow me at Parler. I may not stay at Facebook or Twitter if they continue censoring me. And one day I’ll have left their platforms. Parler is a wonderful alternative and is growing, and we need you there ASAP. It believes in truly open speech,” conservative radio show host Mark Levin said last week.
Following the calls to leave Big Tech, Parler jumped to the top spot for the most popular free apps on Apple, beating out TikTok and YouTube.
Conservative commentator Dan Bongino announced a partnership with Parler in June, taking an ownership stake in the company and saying he did so to fight “Tech Tyrants.”
“I’ve decided it’s time to fight back against the Tech Tyrants. I’m beyond fed up with the censorship and bias of Twitter and Facebook, and I’m not going to stand back and watch as they target us. As a result, I’ve taken an ownership stake in Parler, the hottest social media alternative in the market right now,” Bongino said at the time.
WordPress’s parent company, Automattic, did not immediately respond to a request for comment on deplatforming the Conservative Treehouse.