Former President Trump will directly compete against the world’s largest social media companies to bypass their alleged suppression of free speech.
Donald Trump has decided to proceed with his earlier proposal to establish a new social networking platform after being permanently banned from Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat.
Insiders, who know about the ambitious plan, confirmed the new social media service is going ahead.
“We are moving forward,” one representative said, according to Fox News.
The new social media website promises to give Trump supporters a more equitable channel to create and share content without excessive levels of censorship on competing sites.
“President Trump will have his voice back one way or another,” the representative said.
Planning is underway to try to strike the right balance between full functionality and a timely roll-out.
“[We are] taking the time to do it right,” the representative said. “You have one shot at it. We are dotting our I’s and crossing our T’s—we will be out with something [soon].”
The remarks came just weeks after Senior Adviser Jason Miller suggested the world would once again receive updates from the former president.
Facebook recently reaffirmed its anti-Trump stance after the company pulled a video-recorded interview of the former president, conducted by daughter-in-law Lara Trump.
“We removed content from Lara Trump’s Facebook page that featured President Trump speaking,” a Facebook content moderation employee said in an email shared on Instagram. “In line with the block we placed on Donald Trump’s Facebook and Instagram accounts, further content posted in the voice of Donald Trump will be removed and result in additional limitations on the accounts.”
The worker also warned Trump officials that words, images, and videos “in the voice of President Trump is not currently allowed.” This also includes new posts with President Trump speaking.
“I saw on Lara Trump’s Instagram account that she would be hosting an interview with President Trump,” the employee said in another email shared on Instagram. “[Offending content] will be removed if posted, resulting in additional limitations on accounts that posted it. This guidance applies to all campaign accounts and pages, including Team Trump, other campaign messaging vehicles on our platforms, and former surrogates.”
Facebook Inc. has controversially expressed solidarity with extreme “anarchist” civil unrest that swept across the nation after Minnesotan George Floyd died in police custody.
Founding CEO Mark Zuckerberg promised to use his $671 billion company to play a “positive role” in fighting “racial injustice” in America.
“To members of our black community: I stand with you, your lives matter, black lives matter,” he said on Facebook. “I believe our platforms will play a positive role in this, but we have work to do to make sure our role is as positive as possible … I am looking forward to making progress together over the coming weeks and months.”