Kanye West is buying ‘free speech platform’ Parler

Ye at Paris Fashion Week.
Ye at Paris Fashion Week. | Photo by Edward Berthelot/Getty Images

Kanye West, the musician also known as Ye, is buying Parler, a social media platform that styles itself as a “free speech” alternative to Twitter. The acquisition was announced by Parler in a press release, which said that it has entered into an agreement in principle with Ye that’s expected to close later this year.

“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 Ye in a press statement.

Parler’s parent company Parlement Technologies said the acquisition would help create “an uncancelable ecosystem where all voices are welcome.”

News of the acquisition comes a little over a week after Ye was locked out of first his Instagram account…

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Author: Jon Porter