Is President Trump planning to build his own social media platform?

Platform Industry: President Trump, Social Media, Section 230 and Fake News

Former US President Donald J Trump, suspended from Twitter, Facebook and other social media platforms after the 6th of January riot in Washington DC, plans to launch his own platform in two to three months, one of his senior advisers has informed Fox News.

Jason Miller, who was one of the key spokespeople for Trump’s election 2020 campaign, told the network that Trump would re-enter the social media space with a new platform of his own that would “completely redefine the game.”

Miller provided no further details, and no comment was immediately available from officials with the Trump Organization.

Twitter last week said it would seek public input on when and how it should ban world leaders, saying it was reviewing policy and considering whether the leaders should be held to the same rules as other users.

Twitter and Facebook, amongst others have been under scrutiny for the way they handle accounts of politicians and government officials after their ban of Donald J Trump for inciting violence.

Facebook, which indefinitely suspended Trump in January, has asked its independent oversight board to decide whether the ban should stand.

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