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Kanye West is buying Parler after Twitter locked him out (updated)

He’s not welcome on Instagram, either.

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UPDATE 12/2/22: As it turns out, Kanye West isn’t buying Parler after all. Parler’s owner and Kanye West have “mutually agreed” to cancel the deal, the company wrote in an emailed statement to KnowTechie.

“Parlement Technologies has confirmed that the company has mutually agreed with Ye to terminate the intent of sale of Parler,” the company tweeted. “This decision was made in the interest of both parties in mid-November. Parler will continue to pursue future opportunities for growth and the evolution of the platform for our vibrant community.”


What made Parler change its mind? If we had to guess, it probably has something to do with this: Kanye West banned from Twitter after tweeting image of swastika.

Ten years ago, Kanye West was one of the biggest musical artists in the world. Now, Kanye continues to surprise us with his erratic behavior, announcing that he is purchasing the ‘free speech’ platform, Parler.

The company announced the upcoming acquisition in a press release this morning. The pending acquisition comes just a few days after Twitter banned Kanye for a series of anti-Semitic tweets.

“In a world where conservative opinions are considered to be controversial we have to make sure we have the right to freely express ourselves,” said Kanye in his statement in the press release.

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,” said Parlement Technologies CEO George Farmer.

Parlement Technologies, the company that currently owns Parler, hopes the acquisition helps to make an “uncancelable ecosystem where all voices are welcome.” Sounds to me more like a safe space for hate speech, but what do I know?

Kanye West made his return to Twitter last week. That was after Instagram locked him out of his account for antisemitic posts. It wasn’t long before he began similar tirades on his Twitter account.

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After both platforms kicked Kanye off, he thought his next best option would be to buy Parler. Yes, the same Parler that Apple removed from the App Store for helping to incite the January 6 assault on the US capitol building.

So if you want to continue to subject yourself to Kanye’s ridiculous tirades, you’ll need a Parler account.

Sometimes, the spotlight can have a really bad effect on a person’s ego and mental health. And, unfortunately, it looks like that’s what happened with Kanye.

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Staff writer at KnowTechie. Alex has two years of experience covering all things technology, from video games to electric cars. He's a gamer at heart, with a passion for first-person shooters and expansive RPGs. Shoot him an email at alex@knowtechie.com

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