After months of being banned from social media platforms such as Twitter and Facebook, former President Donald Trump this week launched a new communications platform where he will be able to communicate directly with his followers.
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. (We don’t know if the media dictocracy will ban such posts or the posters.) The site currently does not yet have a way for users to comment or interact with the posts on the platform.
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.”
The technology appears to be powered by Campaign Nucleus— the “digital ecosystem made for efficiently managing political campaigns and organizations,” created by his former campaign manager, Brad Parscale, according to Fox News.
“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,” senior advisor Jason Miller told Fox News. “We’ll have additional information coming on that front in the very near future.”
President Trump’s website was launched May 4, the day before Facebook’s “oversight board” decided to continue suspending Trump from Facebook and Instagram for at least another six months.
Facebook moved to block Trump “indefinitely” after the Jan. 6 riot in the U.S. Capitol, with CEO Mark Zuckerberg saying that they “believe the risks of allowing the President to continue to use our service during this period are simply too great.”
Trump is permanently banned from Twitter for daring to attempt to counter the Democratic Party narrative.
The President of Syrian President Bashar Hafez al-Assad and Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei still are allowed to post on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
Posted May 5, 2021