Kanye West, the American rapper and ex-husband of Kim Kardashian, has been in turmoil for some time now. Kanye West, alias Ye, is accused of racism and anti-Semitism, recalls the Paris Match article of October 18, 2022. But while these accusations remain relevant, a statement by the 45-year-old rapper challenges. Donda rapper Kanye West has expressed his desire for a social network acquisition. His proposed acquisition cringes because the social network in question is none other than Parler.
The Parler social network is an ultra-right social network, specifies the Paris Match. “In the process of being acquired by Kanye West, the social network Parler enjoys a certain popularity within the American ultra-right and those close to former President Donald Trump”, we read in the columns of Paris Match. Kanye West intends to buy the social network which, it should be remembered, had been removed from the Google Store and Apple Store for months for lack of sufficient moderation, to defend conservative opinions and “the right to express oneself freely”.
Kanye West: Ye restricted by Twitter and Instagram
Due to accusations of racism and anti-Semitism against him, Kanye West’s Twitter and Instagram accounts have been restricted. The idea of the American rapper seems quite clear according to Joshua Tucker, co-director of the Center For Social Media and Politics. “By acquiring Parler, Kanye can ensure that he can say what he wants on the platform,” say Joshua Tucker and Megan Brown, quote Paris Match. Like Donald Trump and Elon Musk who launched their own social networking platform, “it may also be that owning a social network now becomes a symbol of social status for the ultra-rich in France. talk,” Tucker and Brown add.
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