Parler was launched in August 2018 as a "free speech" alternative to Twitter, in which users are permitted to use hateful language that might get someone deactivated on its popular competitor site. Some of its prominent users include Infowars' Paul Joseph Watson, conspiracy theorist Laura Loomer, and celebrity Trump supporter Candace Owens.
Lake's Parler account was still active as of publication of this story.
While she removed the reference to her Parler handle, Lake's Twitter bio reads: "I block insufferable people." Lake has blocked several current and former New Times staffers.
New Times Editor Stuart Warner thanked Lake for "the plug for our marijuana ads." He also remarked on the anchor's qualifications for a potential staff position at this weekly paper, saying: "Her language shows that she could work for New Times."
Lake's presence on Parler is not the first time she has received attention for her use of social media. In April 2018, Lake was widely mocked for claiming that the #RedForEd movement was "nothing more than a push to legalize pot." Lake made the claim after seeing a parody T-shirt that read: "#GREENforED."
In her Tweet inventing the teacher's union-marijuana industry conspiracy theory, Lake added the hashtag: "#IHateTheDishonesty."
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