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Kanye West agrees to buy Parler
Foreign locked out of his Instagram and Twitter accounts rapper Kanye West who now goes by yay has agreed to buy social media company parlor its parent company said on Monday parlor popular Among Us conservatives was kicked off Google and Apple’s app stores following the storming of the U.S Capitol in January.
2021 but has recently been reinstated George farmer the CEO of parlor’s parent company told Reuters that deal talks with Lia only started recently as the rapper has faced recent backlash on social media on October 3rd he wore a shirt with the phrase White lives matter less than a week later he was locked out of his Instagram account for posts that.
Several Jewish groups called anti-semitic he then returned to Twitter for the first time in years that account was soon locked too social media consultant Matt Navara says he sees a lot of similarities between EA’s purchase of parlor and the much bigger deal between billionaire Elon Musk and Twitter.
Um and like um Elon um Kanye is another character that has a reputation for being quite polarizing and uh posting things that uh can cause a lot of upset on the platforms that he posts on and so buying into a social platform where he has more control and ownership um I guess you can see why that might be appealing for some it’s a worrying Trend.
And see danger when major platforms are in the hands of a wealthy few says metaphors co-founder Alan Adamson it it means that media which used to be uh uh a impartial provider of information is being polarized by very influential wealthy individuals on both sides Elon Musk.
Recently going after Twitter Jeff pizzo’s previously buying the Washington Post which is more to the left you will either tune into the world owned by Elon Musk and Kanye West or you’ll get uh tuned in to get information from a world not owned by them and this polarization uh makes it increasingly difficult for information to get out in a objective.
Unbiased manner research firm apptopia estimates parlor has been installed 11.7 million times since launch and has 40 000 daily active users the Nashville based company which has raised about 56 million dollars to date says it expects the deal with yay to close during the fourth quarter of 2022 did not give of a value of the deal Forbes estimates yay.
To have a net worth of two billion dollars