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Kanye West to purchase conservative social media app Parler – Nationwide


Kanye West (now generally known as Ye) has agreed to buy the controversial, conservative social networking web site Parler.

Parler, which advertises itself as “the premier world free speech platform,” introduced the acquisition on Monday morning. The app is usually seen by its predominately right-wing customers as an alternative choice to present social media choices like Twitter or Fb.

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Parler’s mother or father firm, Parlement Applied sciences, wrote in a press release, “The acquisition ensures Parler a future function in creating an uncancelable ecosystem the place all voices are welcome.”

Final yr, Parler was compelled offline after main service suppliers accused the app of failing to police violent content material associated to the lethal Jan. 6 assault on the U.S. Capitol by followers of then-U.S. president Donald Trump. It launched its new platform in Feb. 2021 with “sustainable, unbiased expertise.”

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Parlement Applied sciences didn’t disclose the quantity to be paid by Ye. Nevertheless, as a part of the settlement in precept, Parler employees will proceed to offer technical help for the app, equivalent to non-public cloud companies.

“Ye has turn into the richest Black man in historical past by means of music and attire and is taking a daring stance in opposition to his latest censorship from Large Tech, utilizing his far-reaching abilities to additional lead the struggle to create a very non-cancelable atmosphere,” the Parlement Applied sciences assertion reads.

In early October, Ye, 45, was restricted from posting on Instagram and Twitter following a number of erratic, antisemitic feedback.

The rapper turned clothier tweeted that he would go “demise con 3 on JEWISH PEOPLE.” (A reference to the defence readiness situation — DEFCON — utilized by america Armed Forces.)

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Ye additionally posted textual content screenshots between him and Sean “Diddy” Combs to Instagram with the caption “Jesus is Jew.”

Within the since-deleted publish, Ye accused Combs of being managed by Jewish folks. The dialog between Ye and Combs was spurred by the latest launch of Ye’s extremely controversial “White Lives Matter” T-shirts as a part of his Yeezy Season 9 occasion at Paris Vogue Week.


Kanye West and Candace Owens carrying ‘White Lives Matter’ shirts on the Yeezy Season 9 occasion at Paris Vogue Week.


Twitter / Candace Owens

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“In a world the place conservative opinions are thought of to be controversial we have now to ensure we have now the fitting to freely categorical ourselves,” Ye mentioned within the Parlement Applied sciences assertion.

Within the assertion, Parlement Applied sciences CEO George Farmer mentioned, “Ye is making a groundbreaking transfer into the free speech media house and can by no means need to worry being faraway from social media once more.”

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“As soon as once more, Ye proves that he’s one step forward of the legacy media narrative,” Farmer mentioned.

The acquisition settlement is anticipated to shut within the fourth quarter of 2022.

— With recordsdata from Reuters 

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