Sunday March 21, 2021
Trump’s “Twitter” is coming soon
“This new platform will be great”
The former US President Trump had already openly toyed with the idea of building his own platform after his Twitter lock at the beginning of January. That day now seems to be drawing near. “Tens of millions of people” should find a new social media home.
Former US President Donald Trump, banned from Twitter, wants to return to social media with his own platform, according to his confidante Jason Miller. He expects it “probably in around two to three months,” according to Miller. Former Trump campaign advisor continued on Fox News: “This new platform will be great.” He assumed that Trump would then follow “tens of millions of people” on his new channel.
Miller didn’t comment on details. But he said Trump had intensive meetings with various teams in his vacation home Mar-a-Lago in Florida because of the project. Trump was followed by more than 88 million people on Twitter. The company announced in January that it would permanently ban Trump for “risk of further incitement to violence”.
Earlier, Trump supporters stormed the Washington Capitol to protest the election result, which Trump lost. Trump was accused of inciting the mob. The Republican had portrayed the Twitter block as a conspiracy by the company’s employees with Democrats and “radical lefts” aimed at silencing him. He did not provide any evidence to support his allegation.
Trump had already announced after the Twitter lock at the beginning of January, around two weeks before the end of his term of office, that negotiations were being carried out with several other websites and that they were also considering setting up their own platform. Because Twitter still sees no way back for ex-President Donald Trump, who has been banned from the platform. “Our rules are designed to ensure that no one incites violence. If someone does that, we remove them from the platform – and our rules do not allow people to come back,” said CFO Ned Segal on CNBC.
“This is how our rules work: If you were removed from the platform, you were removed from the platform – regardless of whether you are a commentator, a chief financial officer or a former or incumbent public servant,” said Segal.