Ye, formerly known as Kanye West, agreed to buy Parler, a conservative social media platform that launched when former President Trump was in office.
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The move comes on the heels of Ye, the rapper formerly known as Kanye West, being locked out of Twitter and Instagram for antisemitic posts. Parlement Technologies, which owns Parler, said the acquisition with Ye is slated to be completed in the fourth quarter. Details of the deal such as price were not revealed, but it was outlined that Parlement’s private cloud and data center infrastructure would be included.
The social media platform would give Ye an outlet to voice his opinions without any censoring, with Parler being promoted as a “free speech” platform and “an uncancelable ecosystem where all voices are welcome.”
“In a world where conservative opinions are considered to be controversial we have to make sure we have the right to freely express ourselves,” Ye said in a statement on the company’s news release.
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