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Kanye West buys ‘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’s positioned itself as a “free speech” alternative to Twitter. The acquisition was announced by Parler in a press releasesaid it had signed an agreement in principle with Ye, which is expected to close by the end of the year.

“In a world where conservative views are seen as controversial, we must ensure that we have the freedom to express ourselves,” Ye said in a press statement.

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

News of the acquisition comes more than a week after Ye got his first account locked Instagram account…

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