Ye is no longer buying Parler, the controversial social media app that advertised itself as a “free speech” alternative to Twitter. Ye, formerly known as Kanye West, was attacked at first with Parlement Technologies in October to buy the company for an undisclosed amount.
That deal is now up, according to the company. “Parlement Technologies has confirmed that it has agreed with Ye to terminate its intent to sell Parler,” a Parler spokesperson said in a statement. “This decision was made in the interests of both parties in mid-November. Parler will continue to pursue future growth opportunities and platform growth for our vibrant community.”
Parler will continue to pursue future growth opportunities and platform growth for our vibrant community.
– Analyst (@parler_app) December 1, 2022
A spokesperson did not immediately respond to questions about why the acquisition was terminated. News of the explosive deal came just hours after Ye praised the Nazis and said, “I like Hitler,” during a press conference. on the Alex Jones podcast.
Ye first announced that he was buying Parler after he was suspended by Twitter following a series of anti-Semitic tweets. (Twitter CEO Elon Musk later back to the platform.) At the time, Parlement Technology CEO George Farmer said that the “proposed acquisition would secure Parler a future role in creating an unlikely ecosystem.” cancel, where every voice is welcome.”
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