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Donald Trump to come up with his own social media site following Twitter, Facebook ban

Ankita Chakravarti     March 30, 2021

Former US President Donald Trump is all set to launch his own social media platform in the coming months. Trump's close aide said that the social media platform is being created so that he can share his message with the people of America. Trump was banned indefinitely by social media sites including Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, and more after he was found inciting the Capitol Hill rioters.

"We're going to have a platform where the president's message of America First is going to be able to be put out to everybody. There'll be an opportunity for other people to weigh in and communicate in a free format without fear of reprisal or being canceled," Corey Lewandowski said on Newsmax TV.

Earlier in March, Trump's former advisor Jason Miller had confirmed that Trump will return to the social media platform in about two to three months. He said, "It's going to completely redefine the game, and everybody is going to be waiting and watching to see what exactly President Trump does, but it will be his own platform," said Miller.

Trump has always grabbed headlines for his controversial tweets. His tweets were often labeled by Twitter because of their violent nature. Trump was also accused of spreading fake news through his Twitter account. However, his Twitter account which had over 88 million followers was indefinitely banned after he encouraged rioters to take part in the violent storming of the US Capitol on January 6.

Twitter had said in a statement, "As a result of the unprecedented and ongoing violent situation in Washington, D.C. we have required the removal of three @realDonaldTrump Tweets that were posted earlier today for repeated and severe violations of our Civic Integrity policy. "This means that the account of @realDonaldTrump will be locked for 12 hours following the removal of these Tweets. If the Tweets are not removed, the account will remain locked." Not just Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, and Snapchat had also blocked Trump's account. Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg had said that the social media giant had no plans to lift the Trump ban.

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