In an interview with Fox NewsTrump adviser Jason Miller has said the former president will launch his own social network in two or three months.
Since the events of the Capitol, largely caused by his person, Donald Trump no longer has access to his main means of communication. Twitter and Facebook have indeed taken the decision to suspend his account indefinitely. Having lost the elections to Joe Biden, the former president finds himself without a platform to exchange with his supporters. Unsurprisingly when we know the personality of the billionaire, he decided to create his own social network.
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« And it’s something that I think will be the most trending in social media, it’s going to completely redefine the game, and everyone is going to wait and watch to see what exactly President Trump is doing. “, Thus assured Jason Miller. Like its leader, he did not hesitate to use many superlatives to describe this future platform: “ I think the president knows which direction he wants to go and this new platform is going to be big and everyone wants it, he’s going to attract millions and millions, tens of millions of people to this new platform ».
He also said that Trump had been approached by many companies to implement his approach, and that many meetings to this effect had taken place at his residence in Mar-a-Lago, Florida. One can nevertheless wonder which companies are interested in such a platform which should, normally, bring together people very resistant to the so-called media ” mainstream “. For example, tech firms like Stripe and Shopify have abandoned business with Trump following the events on Capitol Hill, while cloud computing platforms at Amazon and Microsoft may be very reluctant to provide their services to a character. also controversial. If Trump is to rely on less powerful companies, it is hard to imagine him launching a platform capable of competing with the behemoths of Silicon Valley.
In addition, it is possible that the former president has shot himself in the foot by demanding a reinterpretation of Section 230, a text that guarantees immunity to social networks for the content they host. Democrats are indeed planning to tighten regulations, which would necessarily affect Trump’s platform, where moderation will most likely be limited.
As a reminder, disinformation related to the presidential elections fell dramatically, or 73%, following the billionaire’s expulsion from social networks.