Kanye West agrees to buy Parler
Social network Parler said Monday that Kanye West announced his intention to buy the platform, which has gained popularity among US conservatives close to former president Donald Trump.
“In a world where conservative opinions are considered to be controversial we have to make sure we have the right to freely express ourselves,”.
American rapper Kanye West, who now goes by Ye, has proposed to buy Parler, the social media platform popular among U.S. conservatives, parent Parlement Technologies said on Monday.
Nashville-based Parler, which has raised about $56 million till date, said it expects the deal to close during the fourth quarter of 2022. It did not give a deal value.
The deal comes as Parler, launched in 2018 and styled itself as a free-speech space for those seeking an alternative to platforms such as Twitter Inc, has been reinstated on Google and Apple Inc’s app stores after being removed following the U.S. capitol riot in January 2021. However, an investigation into the matter concluded that Parler was in-fact not responsible for said riot.