Kanye West wants to buy the Parler social network, popular with the American right
Rapper Ye, better known as Kanye West
American rapper Kanye West shared on Monday of its intention to buy the social network Parler, particularly popular with the conservative clan in the United States and those close to Donald Trump.
In a world where conservative views are deemed controversial, we need to make sure we have the right to express ourselves freely, the now-calling Ye said in a statement released by Parler.
The amount of the transaction, which is expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2022, has not been disclosed.
Kanye West has found in recent days at the heart of several controversies, in particular for having worn a t-shirt diverting the anti-racist slogan “Black Lives Matterand for posting comments on Instagram and Twitter deemed anti-Semitic.
His accounts were restricted after these posts highlighting the alleged influence of the Jewish community.
Ye is taking a revolutionary step into the free speech media space and will never have to worry about being removed from social media again, claimed George Farmer, Parler's managing director.
Once again, Ye proves he is one step ahead of the mainstream media narrative, Farmer added.
Launched in 2018, Parler saw its popularity skyrocket after Donald Trump was permanently ousted from Twitter shortly after the attack on the Capitol on January 6, 2021, the former US president having then been accused of ;having incited his supporters to violence.
Apple and Google, deploring the multiplication of threats of violence and illegal activities on the social network, had also quickly excluded it from their download platforms.
Amazon Web services (AWS) had also decided to no longer host it on its servers, effectively ostracizing the platform.
Parler is once again accepted on the App Store since April 2021 and on the Google Play Store since last September.
The network calls itself a driving force in the fight against tech giants, the Big Government [“big government”, a derogatory term used by the American right to criticize a government whose power is deemed too great], censorship and the culture of banishment.
Truth Social, the network launched by Mr. Trump, for its part, was again approved by the Google Play Store last week, after the social network e ut agreed to update its policy on removal of messages inciting violence.