Ye, who was formerly Kanye West’s son, is now interested in Parler, a social media platform dedicated to free speech and making its users “uncancelable”. Ye announced the acquisition Monday, with plans to close by the end of the year.
Ye stated in a statement that “in a world where conservative views are considered controversial we must make sure we have freedom to freely express our opinions.”
From The New York Post
Parler was launched in 2018 as a social-media app. It claimed it allowed unmoderated content, in contrast to Twitter. The app was removed in the wake of the January 2021 US Capitol Riots.
Ye’s strange comments about Jews in recent weeks has coincided to the end of his corporate partner with Gap, an apparel retailer.
Adidas, a German-based sporting goods company that sells Ye’s clothing line, announced it was reviewing the partnership.
He has also experienced issues with major social media platforms. His access was restricted several times.
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