Former President Trump announced the launch of his own new social media platform — “TRUTH Social”, a new social media platform seeking to rival the “liberal media consortium.”
Former President Trump launched a new online communication platform Tuesday to “freely and safely” communicate directly with his followers after big tech took unprecedented steps in purging the 45th president accounts earlier this year.
Twitter’s chief financial officer Ned Segal said that former President Trump is beyond online redemption in the eyes of Twitter, clarifying that Trump’s ban is permanent and will not be permitted back on the one-sided social media platform, even if he decides to make a comeback to run for office again in 2024 and wins.
YouTube, the Google-owned video site has suspended President Trump’s channel, citing concern about “ongoing potential for violence for at least seven days Tuesday night, joining the long growing list of social media tech companies flexing its power in limiting or ejecting the president online presence.
President Trump on Monday said he approves Microsoft buying the Chinese social media platform TikTok, giving them or a “very American company” 45 days to negotiate the acquisition, and if a deal doesn’t go through, TikTok must end its U.S. operation on September 15.