The rapper Ye is not shopping for right-leaning social media website Parler, the corporate mentioned Thursday.
Ye, previously often called Kanye West, had supplied to purchase Parler in October. On the time, Ye and Parlement Applied sciences, which owns Parler, mentioned the acquisition can be accomplished within the final three months of the yr. The sale worth and different particulars weren’t disclosed.
“This determination was made within the curiosity of each events in mid-November,” Parlement Applied sciences mentioned in an announcement Thursday. “Parler will proceed to pursue future alternatives for progress and the evolution of the platform for our vibrant neighborhood.”
Early Friday, Ye’s Twitter account was suspended after the rapper posted an image of a swastika merged with the Star of David. New Twitter CEO Elon Musk confirmed the suspension in a tweet replying to a Ye submit of an unflattering picture of the billionaire, which Ye referred to as his “remaining tweet.”
“I attempted my finest. Regardless of that, he once more violated our rule in opposition to incitement to violence. Account will probably be suspended,” Musk tweeted.
Parler is a small platform within the rising house of right-leaning, far-right and libertarian social apps that promise little to no content material moderation to weed out hate speech, racism and misinformation, amongst different objectionable content material. Not one of the websites have come near reaching mainstream standing.
Parler launched in August 2018 however didn’t begin choosing up steam till 2020. It was kicked offline in January 2021 over its ties to the lethal riot on the U.S. Capitol earlier that month. A month after the assault, Parler introduced a relaunch however didn’t return to Google Play till September of this yr.
Ye has made a sequence of antisemitic feedback in current weeks, together with praising Hitler in an interview with conspiracy theorist Alex Jones on Thursday. Ye’s remarks led to his suspension from social media platforms, his expertise company dropping him and firms like Adidas slicing ties with him. The sportswear producer has additionally launched an investigation into his conduct.
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