Kanye West buys Parler after being launched from Twitter and Instagram – Hollywood Life

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Donald Trump there is Truth Social. Elon Musk about to buy Twitter (probably). The current, Kanye “Ye” West will own Parler. In the latest piece on controversial men buying bulls on social media, Ye, 45, announced on Monday (October 17) that he has agreed in principle to buy the platform. right-wing social media. The financial terms of the deal were not disclosed, although the parent company, Parlement Technologies, announced in September that it has raised $56 million in funding to date. “In a world where conservative views are seen as controversial, we must ensure that we have the freedom to express ourselves,” Ye said in a statement. CNBC.

Ye’s purchase of Parler came later His social media is suspended overcome a wide range of anti-Semitism. Ye’s Instagram account was restricted on October 8 after he shared a conversation between himself and Sean “Diddy” Combs. During the conversation, Ye told Diddy that he would “use you as an example to demonstrate to the Jews who told you to call me that no one can threaten or influence me.” . After being restricted from IG, Ye returned to Twitter, but the return home event was short-lived. The app locked his account after Ye tweeted that he was going to “die” [sic] son 3 about the RICH. “

Kanye ‘Ye’ West announces October 17 that he is buying Parler (Shutterstock)

At its peak, Parler had 2.9 million daily users, each CNN. However, with the rise of competing conservative platforms, including Trump’s Truth Social, CNN reports that the number of daily users has dropped to around 40,000 (Twitter has 237 million daily active users. day).

Parler was launched in 2018 and was embroiled in controversy over its role in the January 6 uprising. Amazon, Apple and Google removed Parler from their stores following the alleged coup. . Apple restored it in May 2021, according to The Verge. In In September 2022, Google allowed it back to the Google Play store, apparently agreeing to comply with additional moderation measures to bring it back to the iOS store.

Kanye in October 2022, weeks before he announced his purchase of Parler (Shutterstock)

Parlement Technologies and Ye are expected to finalize the deal by the end of the year. “Ye is making a foray into the free-speech media space and will never have to fear being removed from social media again,” said George Farmer, CEO of Parlement Technologies. “Once again, Ye proves he’s one step ahead of the legacy media narrative. Parlement would be honored to help him achieve his goal.”

Farmer is married to Candace Owensright-wing commentator who was by Ye’s side during his rise to fame”Living in purity is the problem“Fashion show. You too attend the premiere of Owens’ documentary, The greatest lie ever sold. Farmer appointed as CEO of Parler in May 2021 following a dispute between investors Rebekah Mercer and former director Parler John Matze. Mercer is the heiress daughter of a hedge fund billionaire Robert Mercer and Parler’s controlling shareholder.


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