In October, we reported that Grammy-winning American rapper, songwriter, record producer, and fashion designer Kanye West, who also goes by Ye, agreed to buy a social media “freedom of expression” platform called Parler. The announcement was made in a joint statement, after Kanye West was fired from Twitter. In a statement, the company said that “the proposed acquisition will secure Parler a future role in creating an irrevocable ecosystem where all votes are welcome.” we will…
Parler’s parent company, Parlement Technologies, has announced that Kanye will no longer complete the deal. The company said it had split from Kanye West, and the deal was apparently never formalized following a memorandum of understanding. Parliament Technologies’ official statement on the development reads: “Parlement Technologies has confirmed that the Company and Ye have mutually agreed to terminate the intent to sell Parler. This mutually beneficial decision took place in mid-November. Parler will continue to pursue future opportunities for growth and platform development for our vibrant community.” .
The company also revealed that the deal had already been closed in mid-November. Kanye West has been in the news for various controversial reasons, from his anti-Semitic tweets to his recent praise of Adolf Hitler and the Nazis during an interview with Alex Jones.
Founded in 2018 by John Matze and Rebekah Mercer, Parler has positioned itself as a platform looking to fight censorship. The platform is one of the growing “freedom of expression” platforms making the rounds. According to data from Sensor Tower, Parler has just over 250,000 monthly active users on its iOS and Android apps. Also, according to Pew Research, in a survey of more than 10,000 people, 38 percent had heard of Parler.
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