Published January 15, 2021 | Version 1
Dataset Open

A Large Open Dataset from the Parler Social Network

  • 1. New York University
  • 2. SMAT
  • 3. Binghamton University
  • 4. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • 5. University College London
  • 6. Boston University
  • 7. Max Planck Institute for Informatics


There are two main zip files in this dataset. Each zip file contains multiple newline delimited JSON files. The JSON objects in each file contain all the key/value pairs returned from their respective Parler API endpoints.

NOTE: All identifying data has been redacted by removing the "name" field from posts, comments and user profiles.

Current paper for more details and preferred citation information.


Parler Users (

Returned by the /v1/profile endpoint. Each line consists of an individual user profile object.

Parler Posts and Comments (

Returned by the /v1/post[comment] endpoints. Each line consists of an individual post or comment object.

How to extract the data:

The data provided is compressed in zip format. See the instructions below on how to extract it:

  • Linux and Mac

Navigate to the file in a terminal window or file browser.

Run the following command (or typically you can double click if you are in a file browser):

User profiles:


Posts and comments:


The unzipped version contains multiple files for each data type.

  • Windows

Microsoft provides instructions on to extract a zip file. The authors cannot recommend a particular method or software.


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