The platform attracted those from the far right who exited Twitter because it did not allow them to spread their unique messages. West, who was recently kicked off Twitter for anti-Semitic comments agreed to buy it earlier this week so those users could "freely express" themselves.
However, an email announcing the rapper's involvement publicly copied in 300-plus email addresses of its verified VIP members instead of blind copying, allowing their personal contact details to be visible to everyone else in the email chain.
The incident was revealed by newsletter writer Adam Ryan who shared screenshots of the original message from Parler about the "monumental new chapter," explaining that they expected the acquisition to be complete by the end of the year and describing their VIP members as "an invaluable part of the Parler family and experience."
Ryan's screenshot also showed the blurred-out addresses of "gold-badged" members in the email chain who consist of "influencers, celebrities, journalists, media organisations, public officials, government entities, businesses, organizations, and nonprofits."
Some of the well-known names in the email chain include Sen. Ted Cruz and former President Donald Trump. Also on the list was a former congressional aide to Republican Matt Gaetz and Rep. Madison Cawthorn and Eric Trump’s wife, Lara Lee.
Other notable individuals include Daily Wire contributor Matt Walsh, Tim Pool, and Laura Loomer, and journalists from outlets including The Epoch Times, One America News Network, and The Federalist.