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Kanye West to buy Parler after Twitter and Instagram accounts blocked

Kanye West is set to buy the ‘free speech platform’ Parler, the company behind the social media app has said.

Parlement Technologies said in a statement it had reached an agreement in principle to sell ‘the world’s pioneering uncancelable free speech platform, to Ye (formerly known as Kanye West).’

The acquisition of the social media platform comes in response to what West calls his ‘recent censorship from Big Tech’ – after West’s Twitter and Instagram accounts were recently blocked because of antisemitic posts by the rapper.

‘In a world where conservative opinions are considered to be controversial we have to make sure we have the right to freely express ourselves,’ West – who joined the platform on Monday – said, according to the statement.

Kanye West is set to buy the ‘free speech platform’ Parler. Kanye West attends the Givenchy Womenswear Spring/Summer 2023 show as part of Paris Fashion Week on October 02, 2022 in Paris, France

Parlement Technologies said in a statement it had reached an agreement in principle to sell 'the world's pioneering uncancelable free speech platform, to Ye' (formerly West)

Parlement Technologies said in a statement it had reached an agreement in principle to sell ‘the world’s pioneering uncancelable free speech platform, to Ye’ (formerly West)

This deal will change the world, and change the way the world thinks about free speech,’ Parlement Technologies CEO George Farmer added.

‘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 added.

The rapper, who has a history of mental illness, appeared at the Nashville premiere of Candace Owen's new documentary, The Greatest Lie Ever Sold, which accuses the BLM organization of misappropriating millions of dollars in donations

The rapper, who has a history of mental illness, appeared at the Nashville premiere of Candace Owen’s new documentary, The Greatest Lie Ever Sold, which accuses the BLM organization of misappropriating millions of dollars in donations

The deal is expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2022. 

Parler, a micro-blogging app similar to Twitter launched in 2018, styles itself as being the anti-tech social networking service. It is associated with supporters of Donald Trump, conservatives, far-right extremists and conspiracy theorists.

It has been criticised for not policing hate speech – such as antisemitism – with users including those that have been banned from other mainstream social networks. 

West spoke about being 'blocked out' by the Jewish media after his interview on The Shop was pulled earlier this week

West spoke about being ‘blocked out’ by the Jewish media after his interview on The Shop was pulled earlier this week

Owens and West promoting his White Lives Matter t-shirts at his show in Paris

Owens and West promoting his White Lives Matter t-shirts at his show in Paris 

Its user base grew hugely in 2020 where it had limited content moderation, but after reports it had been used to coordinate the January 6, 2021 storming of the U.S. Capitol building in Washington D.C., several companies took steps against it.

Both Apple and Google removed the app from their respective app stores, while the app went offline on January 10 that same year when Amazon Web Services cancelled its hosting websites. At this point, the company claimed to have 10 million users.

Versions of the app with content filters have since been re-added to the Apple and Google app stores. 

The announcement comes after West continued his attacks on Jewish people by saying that ‘Jewish media’ blocked a recent interview while also claiming – contrary to the coroner’s report – that fentanyl caused George Floyd’s death in 2020.   

West, 45, who still receiving major criticism for his tweet last week in which he claimed to be going ‘def con 3’ against Jewish people, made new remarks during an appearance on Revolt TV’s Drinks Champs podcast, released on Sunday.

The podcast is hosted by former rapper Noreaga aka N.O.R.E and DJ EFN. 

West ranted in his Drinks Champs interview: ‘Could you even really run this interview? Because Mav didn’t run my interview. You know what I’m saying? They blocked me out. 

‘The Jewish media blocked me out. This s**t lit, right? I’m lit right? I’m lit. JP Morgan, I put $140 million in JP Morgan, and they treated me like s**t. So if JP Morgan Chase is treating me like that, how are they treating the rest of y’all?’ 

In other sections of the interview, West said that ‘Jewish people control the black voice,’ and sarcastically stated that the ‘Jewish media’ would cancel one of the hosts for saying: ‘F**k Black Lives Matter.’

Infamously, West said of the anti-Semitism allegations: ‘The funny thing is I actually can’t be Anti Semitic because black people are actually Jew also. You guys have toyed with me and tried to black ball anyone whoever opposes your agenda.’ 

This week, JP Morgan Chase ended its relationship with West, giving him until November 21 to remove his funds from their bank. The bank has not gone into details about the termination.

Shocking: Kanye Continued his return to Twitter with a disturbing tweet where he suggested he would be 'going death con 3 on JEWISH PEOPLE' while bringing back his 'White Lives Matter' T-shirt

Kanye West continued his return to Twitter with a disturbing tweet where he suggested he would be ‘going death con 3 on JEWISH PEOPLE’ while bringing back his ‘White Lives Matter’ T-shirt

JP Morgan Chase broke up with Kanye in this letter that was posted by Candace Owens on Twitter. Kanye has been locked out of his accounts

JP Morgan Chase broke up with Kanye in this letter that was posted by Candace Owens on Twitter. Kanye has been locked out of his accounts  

On Wednesday, it was announced that West’s interview on The Shop, would not air. The show’s co-host, Maverick Carter said in a statement that the reason it was pulled was because West: ‘used to reiterate more hate speech and extremely dangerous stereotypes.’

Carter’s usual co-host, LeBron James, was not present for the taping. 

Later in his Drinks Champs interview, West said of George Floyd’s death at the hands of Officer Derek Chauvin in Minneapolis in 2020: ‘He said a prayer for eight minutes, they hit him with the fentanyl. If you look, the guy’s knee wasn’t even on his neck like that.’ 

Bizarrely, West goes on to say that Floyd’s death made him think of his ‘friend’ Virgil Abloh, the fashion designer who passed away in November 2021 following a short battle with cardiac angiosarcoma, a rare, aggressive form of cancer. 

He was 41 years old. 

Virgil Abloh, the fashion designer who passed away in November 2021 following a short battle with cardiac angiosarcoma, a rare, aggressive form of cancer. He was 41 years old

Virgil Abloh, the fashion designer who passed away in November 2021 following a short battle with cardiac angiosarcoma, a rare, aggressive form of cancer. He was 41 years old

The American rapper, who has a history of mental illness, had announced in 2020 that he would run for U.S. President in an apparent challenge to former U.S. President Donald Trump, but later pulled out.

Last month Parler created a new parent company, Parlement Technologies Inc as part of an overhaul.

West last month ended a partnership with apparel company Gap Inc, saying it failed to meet its obligations under the contract. 

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