After getting kicked off Twitter and Instagram, Kanye West has decided to acquire his own social network.
He looks set to buy right-wing-friendly platform Parler, following a joint announcement with the company.
Parler’s parent company, Parlement Technologies, announced the deal on Monday morning, saying West had made “a groundbreaking move into the free speech media space and will never have to fear being removed from social media again.”
Parlement Technologies said the agreement includes the use of private cloud services via Parlement’s private cloud and data center infrastructure.
“In a world where conservative opinions are considered to be controversial we have to make sure we have the right to freely express ourselves,” West said in a release by Parler.
The potential purchase of Parler would give Ye control of a social media platform and a new outlet for his opinions with no gatekeeper.
In the weeks following the Jan. 6 riots, Parler was removed from both the Apple App Store and Google Play Store for what the companies said was a failure to adequately moderate violent rhetoric on the platform.
Parler has since been restored to both app stores after making changes to its content moderation practices.
“This deal will change the world, and change the way the world thinks about free speech,” Parlement Technologies CEO George Farmer said in a prepared statement.
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