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Politics Trump launches his own communications platform months after indefinite bans from Facebook and Twitter

00:35  05 may  2021
00:35  05 may  2021 Source:   washingtonexaminer.com

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Former President Donald Trump has launched his own communications platform, allowing him to speak directly to followers after months of being banned from popular social media platforms.

Donald Trump wearing a suit and tie © Provided by Washington Examiner

The new platform, called "From the Desk of Donald J. Trump,” can be found at www.DonaldJTrump.com/desk. Users can see posts, images, and videos from Trump and share them to social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter. The site currently does not have a way for users to comment or interact with the posts on the platform.

"This is just a one-way communication," one source familiar with the platform Fox News. "This system allows Trump to communicate with his followers."

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Trump has already added a few posts to the site, including a video introducing users to the new platform that promises to be “straight from the desk of Donald J. Trump.”

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“Heartwarming to read new polls on big-shot warmonger Liz Cheney of the great State of Wyoming. She is so low that her only chance would be if vast numbers of people run against her which, hopefully, won’t happen,” reads another post from Trump on Monday. “They never liked her much, but I say she’ll never run in a Wyoming election again!”

The technology for the platform appears to come from Campaign Nucleus, a "digital ecosystem made for efficiently managing political campaigns and organizations” that was initially developed by former campaign manager Brad Parscale.

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It is unclear if the website is part of Trump’s hinted plan to start his own social media platform, with advisers hinting in recent days that the former president planned to “move forward” on the idea.

The rollout also comes as Facebook’s oversight board is set to determine Wednesday whether it plans to ban Trump from the popular social media platform permanently.

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Facebook and other popular social media outlets such as Twitter and Snapchat banned Trump following the Jan. 6 Capitol riot, with Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg saying his company believes "the risks of allowing the President to continue to use our service during this period are simply too great."

Tags: News, Donald Trump, Facebook, Twitter

Original Author: Michael Lee

Original Location: Trump launches his own communications platform months after indefinite bans from Facebook and Twitter

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