ICYMI: Kanye Buys Social Media Platform Parler After Twitter Banned Him

For many conservatives in America, it certainly feels as though free speech is under attack.  The liberal media cabal has been busy making it difficult to express right-wing viewpoints on television and online, creating a great deal of animosity as well as concern for the future of free speech.

This has now prompted controversial rap mogul Kanye West, (now known simply as “Ye”), to purchase Parler – the conservative-leaning social media platform that has long promised to be a bastion for 1st Amendment rights.

“In a world where conservative opinions are considered to be controversial we have to make sure we have the right to freely express ourselves,” said West, who now goes by Ye, in a statement released by Parler.

Financial terms of the deal weren’t announced. The company previously said it had raised $56 million in funding from outside investors.

The move comes after Ye was locked out of his Twitter

and Instagram accounts for making antisemitic remarks. In one post, Ye played into a long-standing antisemitic conspiracy theory that fellow rapper Sean “Diddy” Combs is being controlled by Jewish people. On Twitter, meanwhile, Ye’s account was restricted after he said he would go “death con 3 on JEWISH PEOPLE.”

The deal appeared to have been in the works for a while.

Commenting on the agreement Monday, Parlement Technologies CEO George Farmer said it “will change the world, and change the way the world thinks about free speech.”

“Ye is making a groundbreaking move into the free speech media space and will never have to fear being removed from social media again,” Farmer said in a statement. “Once again, Ye proves that he is one step ahead of the legacy media narrative. Parlement will be honored to help him achieve his goals.”

Farmer is married to American conservative activist Candace Owens, one of Ye’s advocates on social media. He is also the son of Michael Farmer, a British Conservative politician who sits in the upper chamber of the U.K. Parliament.

Parler’s technical team will remain in place to keep Ye’s platform up and running, and no major changes were announced in response to the acquisition.


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