In recent news, Former US President Donald Trump reportedly has ideas of launching his own social media platform, very soon.
In a conversation with Fox News' "#MediaBuzz" on Sunday, the senior adviser of the former president, Jason Miller said, "I do think that we’re going to see President Trump returning to social media in probably about two or three months here, with his own platform,"
"And this is something that I think will be the hottest ticket in social media, it’s going to completely redefine the game, and everybody is going to be waiting and watching to see what exactly President Trump does," he further added.
Although Miller did reveal about Trump engaging “high-powered meetings" at Mar-a-Lago with various teams in relation to this venture and that "numerous companies" have approached Trump regarding the same, he was unable to provide any detailed information about at the moment. However, he stated that Trump will continue to support and endorse Republican candidates.
"This new platform is going to be big," Miller mentioned, predicting that Trump will draw "tens of millions of people."
Why is Trump launching a new social media platform?
Post the January 6th attacks on the US Capitol building, social media giants like Facebook and Twitter decided to ban him off the platforms. While Youtube did establish a temporary ban, Facebook and Twitter banned him permanently. Trump had millions of followers on these social media accounts and he often used Twitter to actively connect with his followers and fans during his presidency and election periods.
Thus post the bans, Trump presented his idea of creating his own social media accounts. Through the @POTUS account on Twitter, he accused tech giants of “banning free speech". “We have been negotiating with various other sites, and will have a big announcement soon, while we also look at the possibilities of building out our own platform in the near future," he had tweeted through the account.
Bruce Haring, in the Deadline, comments, “Trump’s return would likely galvanize a conservative movement that’s been fractured strict controls on other social media services and de-platforming by service providers. The former president has not stated what he plans to do in the future vis-a-vis politics, aside from saying that he was not done at one point.”
“If Trump manages to construct his own service, he will do it despite considerable obstacles in his path. The three largest cloud providers are Amazon, Microsoft, and Google, none of them likely hosts for a Trump platform”, he added.