On the day he returned to the limelight at his Paris fashion show earlier this month wearing a White Lives Matter shirt, Kanye West warned those in attendance, “You can’t manage me.”
This week, word broke that West will buy the social media network Parler after being blocked on Instagram and Twitter.
According to a news release, West stated, “In a world where conservative opinions are considered to be controversial we have to make sure we have the right to freely express ourselves.”
Parlement Technologies, the parent firm of Parler, stated in a press statement that West was “taking a bold stance against his recent censorship from Big Tech, using his far-reaching talents to further lead the fight to create a truly non-cancelable environment.”
The notice announcing the preliminary arrangement stated that West, whose legal name has been changed to Ye, and the corporation would finalize the contract before the end of the year.
According to the statement, the firm would provide technical assistance and private cloud services. The acquisition price was not disclosed.
According to the announcement, Parler will now “a future role in creating an uncancelable ecosystem where all voices are welcome.”
The chief executive officer of Parlement Technologies, George Farmer, remarked, “This deal 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. 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,” he stated.
According to Axios, Parler emerged as an alternative to conventional social media platforms in September 2018.
In the aftermath of the Capitol uprising, the program was deleted from Google and Apple’s app stores, which was a big setback. Apple reinstated the app one year ago, while Google did so one month ago.
Axios reported that the firm has been on the rise this year, having raised $20 million in January.
More on this story via The Western Journal:
West has dominated headlines since he unveiled the White Lives Matter shirt the first week of October.
“I am Ye, and everyone here knows that I am the leader,” he said at one point, citing the new legal name he has adopted, according to The New York Times. “You can’t manage me.” CONTINUE READING…