Former President Donald Trump's blog — a webpage where he shared statements after larger social media companies banned him from their platforms — has been permanently shut down, his spokesman said Wednesday.
The page "From the Desk of Donald J. Trump" was scrubbed from Trump's website shortly after going live less than one month ago when it became clear that this site would not be able to serve as an auxiliary for other offices working on these efforts due to its inability to remain online without being taken offline by bigger tech firms and services such as Facebook or Twitter which is what happened last week according to Jason Miller who spoke with CNBC via email.
The world watched as President Biden joined the ranks of Twitter yesterday. His first tweet was a simple “Hello, World!” to which he received over 1 million likes and retweets in just an hour. But what does this mean for his other social media sites? Is it possible that we will be seeing Barack on Instagram or Snapchat soon? Well turns out there is no need to worry because according to Jeff Miller from CNN who talked with Mr. Biden today, "Stay tuned!"
Yes, actually, it is. Stay tuned! https://t.co/USKGvVXe2f
— Jason Miller (@JasonMillerinDC) June 2, 2021
Facebook and Twitter banned Trump from posting on their platforms after the invasion of Washington by his supporters. He never conceded to President Joe Biden, repeatedly claiming that he was robbed of this election through widespread fraud in what many consider a broken electoral system.
Trump and his allies have long accused social media giants of being tainted by political bias, with the former president teasing a rollout of an alternative platform. But it seems like that new "communications platform" isn't up to snuff when compared to giant sites such as Twitter or YouTube.
Social media is often criticized for its curated content, but places like Facebook are now giving users more power over what they see on their own pages through various privacy settings.
The Desk is a great resource for finding Trump's statements, but this is not a new social media platform.
🚨President Trump’s website is a great resource to find his latest statements and highlights from his first term in office, but this is not a new social media platform. We’ll have additional information coming on that front in the very near future.🚨 https://t.co/m9ymmHofmI
— Jason Miller (@JasonMillerinDC) May 4, 2021
Donald Trump’s latest social media ban is not his first. In January, he boasted tens of millions of followers on Twitter and Facebook but has since been unable to maintain this huge following. His blog post in contrast struggled from the start to amass even a fraction as much engagement data compiled with BuzzSumo showed that only one week after its launch it had less than half a million interactions.
President Biden has made just a handful of in-person appearances and participated only with friendly media outlets since leaving office on Jan. 20th, though he hinted that he may run for the White House again in 2024 (or even sooner). Between Trump's departure from the White House and the launch of his short-lived blog in May, President Biden had shared official statements through surrogates at events or interviews affiliated with him before deciding to share them himself once more.
Trump's new PAC just released a statement attacking GOP Gov. Doug Ducey of Arizona for vetoing the bill that would ban so-called critical race theory training for government workers, labeling him as an RINO (Republican in name only).
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