The latest on the social media platform Parler. Largely viewed as a conservative alternative to Twitter, Parler bills itself as a free speech platform for unbiased opinions. Founded in 2018 by John Matze Jr., Jared Thomson, and Rebekah Mercer, Parler grew in popularity during the 2020 presidential election. After reports that planning for the January 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol happened on Parler, platforms like Apple, Google and Amazon removed the Parler app from their app stores. Kanye West briefly attempted to purchase Parler, but the deal was later called off.
Trump dealt new legal blow from judge he appointed, Kirschner explains
Video of the former president telling the Proud Boys to "stand back and stand by" can be used by prosecutors in a trial of leaders of the far-right group.
Seven massive career moves Kanye West made before missing rumors
Recent headlines regarding Kanye West have been about the possibility if him going "missing"—but the star was making waves for his career moves long before.
Parler announces Kanye West is no longer buying the social media platform
Parlement Technologies, the parent company of Parler, said the deal was called off in mid-November.
Kanye West rebrands Balenciaga clothes as $20 "Ye24" for presidential run
The rapper said he is selling items from his clothing collaborations with big companies at a large discount to kickstart his 2024 presidential campaign.
Will Elon Musk's Twitter takeover slow momentum for Kanye West's Parler?
Conservatives cheered the news that Ye would be Parler's new owner, but now Musk's less-censored Twitter may have diminished the enthusiasm for Parler.
Candace Owens defends Kanye West: Adidas "better pay Ye"
The conservative pundit claimed many Black celebrities told her they believe what is happening to West "is wrong but they are scared to speak out."
Anti-Defamation League "concerned" Kanye West could lure users to Parler
"Ye's popularity among far-right communities poses a concern if he draws more users to the largely unmoderated platform," Jonathan Greenblatt told Newsweek.
Most Americans support censoring hate speech on social media: Poll
Republicans were less likely to support censorship of conspiracy theories or misinformation than Democrats were.
Kanye West may find Parler won't offer unlimited freedom: Watchdog groups
Members of Media Matters for America and Right Wing Watch told Newsweek that Parler isn't as "uncancelable" as it bills itself to be.
After Kanye West news, Parler's CEO calls October 17 "Ye Day"
Parler CEO George Farmer, who is married to conservative pundit Candace Owens, welcomed the news that West is planning to buy the platform.
Kanye West's most controversial moments in the past two weeks
From "White Lives Matter" shirts to his plans to purchase Parler, here is a short roundup of Ye's most controversial moments from the past couple of weeks.
Ye's newly acquired app Parler and its connections to Jan. 6, explained
Parler was used by the Proud Boys chair to call on the group's members to "turn out in record numbers on the 6th" ahead of the deadly Capitol riot.
Kanye West buys social platform Parler in "bold stance" against censorship
"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.
Why Creating a Liberal Twitter Alternative is Doomed to Fail
Experts suggest that those on the left unhappy with Elon Musk's takeover of the platform should not set up their own social media site.
Trump's Truth Social Plans Major Upgrades After Disastrous First Two Months
On the day it launched, February 21 this year, Truth Social was one of the most downloaded apps on Apple's App Store. But it's still not available on Android.
Elon Musk's Twitter Offer Has Users Afraid He Will Turn It Into Parler
Not everyone on Twitter is celebrating the news that the Tesla CEO is trying to buy the social media platform.
Trump's Truth Social Might Have Run Into Legal Trouble on Day One
A British solar power company said it is considering legal steps as the logo for the former president's new app is almost identical to its own.
Accused Capitol Rioter Still Practicing Law Wearing Ankle Monitor
As he faces a felony charge that carries a sentence of up to 20 years in prison, the attorney has said he was a peaceful protestor at the January 6 riot.
Trump's 'Free Speech' Site Truth Social Will Censor Posts with Big-Tech AI
The site will also forbid users from using excessive capital letters and from doing anything to harm the site or its founders.
Man Charged in Capitol Riot Used Video of Day in Rap Videos, FBI Says
Billy Knutson's identity was confirmed by the FBI through social media posts on Parler and YouTube, where he raps under the name Playboy The Beast.
Jason Miller Says Trump May Join Gettr if Truth Social Doesn't Launch Soon
Miller also said that he had offered Trump a monetary amount with a "whole lot of zeros" to join Gettr, but Trump declined.
Donald Trump's Rumble Account Prompts Attacks from Gab and Parler Founders
The former president never set up profiles on the "free speech" platforms, despite being banned from all major social media apps.
Parler Warned FBI more than 50 Times before Capitol Riot: Rep. Maloney
FBI Director Christopher Wray claimed ignorance, saying, "My understanding is that they sent emails to a particular Field Office and that some of those contained possible threat information and some of them were referred to domestic terrorism squads."
Pro-Trump Pundit Bill Mitchell Calls 'Total Fail' of Parler a 'Tragedy'
The '"free speech" platform has recently returned to the Apple App store after it was removed earlier this year.
GOP Michigan Sen. Mike Shirkey Pictured With Whitmer Kidnap Plot Suspect
William Null, 39, of Shelbyville, is one of the 14 men charged over an alleged plot to abduct the state's Democratic governor.
Parler's Return to Apple App Store Labeled 'Pathetic' by Gab CEO
Gab founder Andrew Torba wrote in a blog post: "It's a PR win for Apple, who hopes to get Republicans in Congress off their back."
When Will Parler Return to App Store? Apple Clears Platform for Return
The company sent a letter to Congress indicating the platform is once again allowed on iOS devices.
Mark Meckler Addresses Critics of Parler and Convention of States
Mark Meckler, the interim CEO of Parler and co-founder of a movement advocating for amendments to the Constitution by a Convention of States method, answers his numerous critics.
Parler Explains Why It Alerted FBI to Violent Posts, Users Still Mad
"Freedom of speech is just that! Freedom!" one user wrote in response the explanation released Saturday.
Parler Users Furious That Site Sent Posts to FBI Ahead of Capitol Riot
"This is NOT an example of a free speech platform. Parler is a fraud," one angry user commented.