Rapper Kanye West to Buy Conservative Social Media Platform Parler

Melanie Arter | October 17, 2022 | 10:39am EDT
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View of American rapper and producer Kanye West, gesturing with his hands, in the White House's Oval Office, Washington DC, October 11, 2018. He wears a red baseball cap that reads 'Make America Great Again.' Visible to West's left is American retired professional football player Jim Brown. (Photo by Ron Sachs/Consolidated News Pictures/Getty Images)
View of American rapper and producer Kanye West, gesturing with his hands, in the White House's Oval Office, Washington DC, October 11, 2018. He wears a red baseball cap that reads 'Make America Great Again.' Visible to West's left is American retired professional football player Jim Brown. (Photo by Ron Sachs/Consolidated News Pictures/Getty Images)

(CNSNews.com) - Rapper Kanye West, who now goes by the moniker “Ye,” is set to buy conservative social media platform Parler, the company’s CEO announced on Monday.

This comes as West was suspended from Instagram and locked out of Twitter because of an anti-Semetic tweet.

“Today is one of the most exciting days in the history of Parler (and we are no strangers to excitement). Parlement Technologies has entered into an agreement in principle to sell Parler to Ye (formerly known as Kanye West),” Parler CEO George Farmer said in a statement.

Ye is not only a music & apparel titan but he, like Parler, has faced senseless and unnecessary censorship and cancelation by Big Tech. He shares Parler’s passion for free speech and independent thought.

I am sure you have questions, and I’d like to answer a few right here. Firstly, Ye’s acquiring of Parler will strengthen our ability to create an uncancelable ecosystem. No one should have to self-censor out of uncertainty about which legal speech will get him or her banned. 

No individual or business should worry about being completely deplatformed, as Parler was, merely for the expression of opposing viewpoints. Groupthink is, and always has been, more dangerous than independent thinking. 

The current Parler staff you’ve come to know —many of whom you’ve interacted with— will still be working on the app, and the platform will continue to utilize Dynascale’s cloud services. 

Parler will remain a place where everyone can think, listen, and speak freely. We will continue the fight against censorship, cancel culture, and authoritarianism. 

While I cannot provide all the details today, I have complete confidence that Parler, as both a platform and a community, will experience the limitless growth it deserves.  

Thank you for being a Parler user. Do stay tuned to @parler and @parlernews for all the latest information. And don’t forget to follow @kanye. 

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