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After being blocked on social networks for his anti-Semitic posts, Kanye West wants to buy the ultra-conservative Parler

After being blocked on social networks for his anti-Semitic posts, Kanye West wants to buy the ultra-conservative Parler
Rapper Kanye West held a rally in support of his 2020 presidential candidacy (REUTERS / Randall Hill / File)

The Parler social network said on Monday that American rapper Kanye West announced his intention to buy the platform., which gained popularity among conservatives close to former US President Donald Trump. “In a world where conservative views are considered controversial we must ensure that we have the right to express ourselves freely,” the rapper and mogul, who legally changed his name to Ye, said in Parler’s statement. The amount of the transaction, which is expected to close in the last quarter of 2022, was not disclosed.

Kanye West has been at the center of controversy in recent days, first for having worn a t-shirt with the slogan “White Lives Matter”, a distortion of the famous “Black Lives Matter” that symbolized the 2020 anti-racist protests in the United States. Also for having posted comments on Instagram and Twitter considered anti-Semitic.

Their accounts were restricted after those postswhich referenced conspiracy theories about the alleged influence of the Jewish community.

“Ye is taking a revolutionary step forward in the free speech media space and will never have to worry about being kicked off social media again,” said George Farmer, CEO of Parler. “Once again, Ye shows that he is one step ahead of the traditional media narrative,” Farmer added.

Launched in 2018, Parler’s popularity soared after Trump was permanently banned from Twitter following the storming of the Capitol on January 6, 2021, when the then president was accused of inciting his supporters to violence.

FILE PHOTO.  A woman holds a smartphone with the Parler logo in front of the Parler logo.  May 17, 2021. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic
FILE PHOTO. A woman holds a smartphone with the Parler logo in front of the Parler logo. May 17, 2021. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic

Disagreeing with the growing threats of violence and illegal activity on the social network, Apple and Google quickly removed it from their download platforms.

Subsequently, Amazon Web Services (AWS) decided to stop hosting it on its servers as well. Nevertheless, it became available again on the App Store in April 2021 and on the Google Play Store a few months later in September.

parler defines itself as “a driving force in the fight against Big Tech, Big Government, censorship and cancel culture.” Truth Social, the network launched by Trump, was again approved by the Google Play Store last week after agreeing to update its policy on removing posts that incite violence.

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