Former President Trump breaks big tech stranglehold by launching personal platform

Former President Trump breaks big tech stranglehold by launching personal platform

The site, which was first reported by Fox News, is dubbed "From the Desk of Donald J. Trump" and contains posts from Trump that can be shared and liked.

The Trump ban came as several online platforms removed the social media-savvy leader over comments interpreted as encouraging the rioters who took over the US Capitol on January 6 in a deadly rampage. But it's definitely not a conventional social media service.

Trump's account was suspended for inciting violence that led to the deadly January 6 Capitol riots.

Trump's new site seems to function like his original Twitter account.

Trump has even said he prefers the statements to his old tweets, often describing them as more "elegant".

But unlike Twitter, there's now no way for visitors to respond to any of Trump's posts.

Visitors to the page are unable to comment on the posts, but there are options for sharing the messages to Facebook or Twitter.

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

Former U.S. President Donald Trump will find out this week whether he gets to return to Facebook.

"From the Desk of Donald J. Trump" was launched just a day before Facebook's Oversight Board is set to announce its decision on whether to indefinitely suspend the former USA president from Facebook and Instagram. 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.

Trump's access to social media platforms that he used as a megaphone during his presidency has been largely cut off since the Capitol riot. Whether Trump's new site is part of those plans remains unclear. Subscribing to a newsletter indicates your consent to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

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