Kanye West Consents To Purchasing A Right-Wing Website Parler
Ye, formerly known as Kanye West, has agreed to purchase Parler, a social media platform that bills itself as “uncancelable.”
After posting anti-Semitic remarks, the star’s Twitter and Instagram accounts were locked last week.
Conservatives in the US primarily use Parler, which bills itself as a “free speech” alternative to popular platforms.
George Farmer, the chief executive, wrote on social media that you “won’t ever have to fear being taken off social media again.”
Expression of ourselves
Little information about the deal’s terms is disclosed in the announcement on PR Newswire.
According to the agreement’s terms, the parties intend to sign a definitive purchase agreement, and they anticipate closing in the fourth quarter of 2022.
It also says that the agreement will include “ongoing technical support” from the business.
After experiencing a growth spurt following the 2020 US elections, Parler has struggled in recent months to maintain its relevance.
The app was downloaded 90,000 times last month globally, compared to 9 million downloads for Twitter, according to Sensor Tower.
Parler has been contacted by BBC News for more details regarding the “agreement in principle.”
“In a world where conservative opinions are considered to be controversial, we have to make sure we have the right to freely express ourselves,” wrote Ye, who changed his name in 2021.
Ye’s Instagram account was suspended after he claimed that rapper Diddy was under the control of Jews.
He rejoined Twitter after being suspended and tweeted that he would commit “death con three on Jewish people,” which led to his second disbarment.
Based in Nashville, Tennessee The 2018-founded Parler claims to have 15 million users who have signed up.
This app is one of many that have targeted conservative users, including Truth Social, a platform that Donald Trump supports.
The parent company Parlement Technologies reportedly told the Financial Times in September that it had raised an additional $16 million (£14 million), bringing the total to $56 million.
Politicians and broadcasters among the mainstream US conservative population all have accounts.
The app has, however, drawn US far-right organizations that have been kicked off other platforms.
Google, Apple, and Amazon’s web-hosting services suspended the platform after the US Capitol buildings were stormed on January 6, 2021, for failing to monitor content that encouraged or incited violence.
It was also discovered that some rioters had uploaded videos and images to Parler showing themselves breaking into the Capitol.
But after adjustments to its management structure and moderation guidelines, the platform was eventually added back to the app stores.