Kanye West is left without buying Parler, the far-right Twitter

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Kanye West is left without buying Parler, the Twitter of the extreme right

Kanye West won't be the only one. the next owner of Parler. The social network , popular among followers of Donald Trump because it allows the spread of hateful content, assured that it was the only media outlet in the world. Yesterday he put an end to the sale agreement that in October reached the end of the contract. He met the American rapper shortly after he celebrated Adolf Hitler and the Nazis in a extreme right-wing show.

Parlement Technologies, Parler’s parent company, tweeted this message. So the cancellation was agreed upon. “in the interest of both parties in mid-November.” A month earlier, they had agreed to sell the platform to West for an undisclosed amount. Later, the company explained why. He told the US media that this step back was due to the This is due to the “recent well-publicized business difficulties” of Ye, the new legal name by which the musician is now known.

Parler is a platform described as a safe space for freedom of expression. In practice, this translates into few content moderation policies that have tolerated the proliferation of supremacist and neo-Nazis groups and all kinds of misinformation. The popularity of the social network skyrocketed. after the 2020 United States presidential elections. Trump supporters saw Parler as a space to circulate their hoaxes about electoral fraud and even to call for the assassination of Vice President Mike Pence.

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In recent months, Kanye's constant anti-Semitic outbursts and his association with supremacist characters have This led to large companies that cooperated commercially with it, such as Adidas or Gap, they canceled their relationship. The radicalization of the rapper

Just this Thursday, West assured that he was not. He said on television that he loves “many things about Hitler and the Nazis“, emphasizing the figure of the dictator and denouncing the existence of a supposed “Jewish mafia”. “. The singer was on the show hosted by Alex Jones, the infamous far-right presenter.He was sentenced to pay a fine of almost 1,000 million dollars for spreading that the shooting of Sandy Hook in which 20 children were murdered was a lie orchestrated by the Government, a hoax that served him well. ; to persecute and harass the parents of the victims for months.

Shortly thereafter, Twitter blocked West's account after he posted an image with the Star of David, identity symbol of Judaism, with a swastika inside. Elon Musk, who had previously praised the rapper, decided to go for it. then apply a suspension. “I have done my best. Despite that, he has again violated our rule against incitement to violence ,” tweeted & oacute; He's the richest man on the planet.

Parler is on a low. After the insurrection of January 6, 2021 at the US Capitol, the application was expelled from the virtual stores of Apple and Android, certifying its disconnection. After adding some enhancements to content moderation, Parler is back in business. This year it will be available, but it no longer has as much support among users. Given the cancellation of its agreement with Kanye West, the company has assured that it “will continue to seek future growth opportunities and the evolution of the platform for our vibrant community.”