Kanye West will acquire social media platform Parler, the company’s current owners have announced.
Parlement Technologies said it had reached an agreement in principle to sell the “pioneering irrevocable free speech platform” to the rapper now known as Ye.
“In a world where conservative views are considered controversial, we must ensure that we have the right to express ourselves freely,” West said.
controversial music star Active on Parler, which positions itself as a “neutral social media app dedicated to freedom of expression, civic speech, and user privacy.”
West’s Twitter and Instagram accounts are restricted Last week after an allegedly anti-Semitic post.
He tweeted for the first time in two years that he was banned from Instagram, and his return was welcomed by potential new Twitter owners Elon Musk.
“Welcome back to Twitter, my friend,” he said to West, before the rapper was immediately banned from there.
Why Parler is Controversial
Parler only returned to the Google Play Store last month, Removed after Capitol riots In January 2021, posts that seek to “incite continued violence in the United States” are allowed.
It was also taken from apple after the app store Pro-Trump thugs attempt uprisingbut was allowed back on the platform after four months.
The app is considered a potential new home Donald Trump after him banned from twitter and other mainstream sites for his role in violence, Joe BidenThe 2020 election victory is being ratified.
Mr Trump eventually launched his own social media platform, Truth Social, Recent surge in popularity following FBI raid on former president’s Florida estate.
Truth Social’s ad is similar to Parler’s, promising a “marquee approach” that is uncensored. Its tagline on the Google Play Store begs potential users to “follow the truth.”
Meanwhile, Musk said the driving force behind want to buy twitter It’s the will to uphold free speech, and the world’s richest man has said he will overturn Trump’s ban.
Musk has been given a court-imposed deadline of Oct. 28 to close the deal or face trial, months after Musk promised and tried to back out of the tumultuous months of buying Twitter.
West’s acquisition of Parler is expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2022.