In short, Parler failed to implement routine safeguards against web scraping and, leaving many of its users exposed, neglected to strip location metadata from tens of thousands of videos.
Five additional videos were filmed within 1,000 feet of overseas military bases.
Motherboard first reported on Parler users posting from military bases Friday morning.
Metadata indicates that the officer behind the camera started his video while at the headquarters of the Portland Police Bureau.
It’s also impossible to know how many of the 1 million remaining Parler videos belong to police and military users, or how many posted videos while far from designated government facilities.
Many military bases are sprawling, while police stations cover relatively small areas.
The Military Times, whose polls documented increases in incidents of racism in the military in recent years, says the results suggest “ongoing problems with infiltration of the military by extremist groups.” »