Donald Trump and Truth Social welcomed Kanye West’s purchase of right-wing social media platform Parler, the CEO of Truth Social told Fox Business.
“We like the fact that Kanye West is buying Parler,” Devin Nunes said.
Nunes argued it is “absolutely necessary” to have free speech to allow Americans to voice their political views so that citizens can’t be silenced by “tricky algorithms” and “shadow-banning”.
The owner of Parler announced this week that West, had agreed to acquire the platform, which was used by Capitol Hill rioters to gather support. Apple and Google’s app stores both removed the app after January 6 but later reversed their decision after Parler agreed to introduce content moderation policies.
The announcement came less than a week after the rapper made antisemitic comments on Twitter, before he was locked out from his account and his tweet was removed.
In an interview with Bloomberg this week, he said he would invite Trump to join the platform, which he said would be for those “bullied by the thought police”.