Twitter Erupts With Jokes After Trump Launches New Social 'Platform'

05 Mai, 2021, 02:35 | Auteur: Christine Menetries
  • Screenshot from a video posted to Trump's new communications platform From the Desk of Donald J. Trump

Barred from social media, Trump has embraced other platforms for getting his message out.

The oversight board, which makes decisions that are binding on Facebook and can not be appealed, will rule on whether to leave in place the Trump ban, or allow him back on the platform.

After years of handling Trump's inflammatory rhetoric with a light touch, Facebook and Instagram took the drastic step of silencing his accounts in January.

Trump's new site seems to function like his original Twitter account. It now features dozens of short posts Trump made since late March, some of which dispute the 2020 election results. Others go after his critics, including Republican lawmakers Liz Cheney and Mitt Romney.

According to Fox Newsthe arrangement is "one-way communication", per their sources on the matter.

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The pre-emptive timing of the site's launch comes only a day before Facebook's Oversight Board intends to decide whether or not Trump will ever be allowed back on Zuckerberg's social media site.

Trump was banned on such mainstream social media platforms as Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, Snapchat and Twitch after the deadly 6 January Capitol riot, which he was accused of inciting.

In Facebook's case, it initially blocked Trump from its platforms for 24 hours for two policy violations before extending the block "indefinitely and for at least the next two weeks", as President Joe Biden transitioned into the White House. While his followers will apparently be able to share his posts to Facebook and Twitter, the new platform does not ¸appears tro bwe able to allow viewers to "reply" or engage with posts. Whether Trump's new site is part of those plans remains unclear.

There is also a commerce page where supporters can still buy Trump's merchandise, like a flag that says: "Don't blame me I voted for Trump". You may unsubscribe from the newsletters at any time.



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