Trump Launches Own Platform After Social Media Ban

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Former US President Donald Trump has launched a communication platform on his website that should enable him to maintain digital contact with his supporters.

 

The blog section ‘From the Desk of Donald J. Trump’ launched Tuesday is reminiscent of Twitter, with the difference that only messages from Trump himself can be found. Visitors can share their messages, photos and videos on Twitter or Facebook, but it is impossible to leave a comment or enter into a discussion.

After the storming of the Capitol in January, Trump was banned from Twitter, Facebook and YouTube, among others, because he would have incited his followers.

An independent Facebook supervisory body – the Oversight Board – will decide on Wednesday at 6 pm Belgian time whether Trump’s Facebook ban will be enforced.

The ban on Twitter is permanent, and the company has previously announced it. YouTube wants to unblock its profile when ‘the risk of violence has decreased’.

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