Kanye West, who is currently named “Ye,” has announced his deal to purchase the social media platform Parler.
The move comes after Ye was removed from Twitter for expressing controversial personal opinions.
Ye said in a statement, “In a world where conservative opinions are considered to be controversial we have to make sure we have the right to freely express ourselves.”
According to Parler’s parent company Parlement Technologies, the takeover is scheduled to occur later this year. Included in the deal are the entire platform and the data centers that support it.
George Farmer, Parlement Technologies CEO, said, “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.”
The statement went on to say, “Parlement serves as the parent company and home of premier free speech social media app, Parler, and leading technology systems, including Web3 and secure cloud services, known as DeepRedSky and Dynascale. The company is a guiding force in the fight against Big Tech, Big Government, censorship, and cancel culture. Parlement is based in Nashville, TN, and has a growing global community of industry trailblazers, product and service providers, content creators, freethinkers, and loyal platform users. To learn more, visit https://parler.com or download on the Google Play Store or App Store now.”