Donald Trump is a blogger now
Former presidents often launch charities once out of the White House to keep busy and find purpose. Donald Trump has started a personal post-presidential blog.
Months after being banned from Twitter and Facebook for repeatedly spreading lies about the 2020 election and inciting a riot on Capitol Hill, the former Commander-in-Chief on Tuesday unveiled a new website that will allow him to communicate directly with his supporters from a blog called From the office of Donald J. Trump.
Users can take any statements, images or videos that Trump posts on the website and share them on Twitter and Facebook.
“This is only a one-way communication,” a source familiar with the new blog told Fox News. “This system allows Trump to communicate with his supporters.”
The launch of the new website came after reports that Trump was planning to launch his own social media platform.
For years before and during his presidency, Trump took to Twitter to present his thoughts on just about every issue under the sun.
Trump’s use of Twitter in the White House was controversial. His tweets had major consequences – they shifted markets, raised fears of nuclear war, and helped influence the confidence of millions of Americans in the integrity of the 2020 election.
Trump has used Twitter extensively to attack opponents and critics, including world leaders and members of his own party. His behavior on social media has raised new questions about whether tech companies should take more steps to control the language of world leaders, especially those who disseminate false information with the capacity to stoke violence. Trump, among other right-wing figures, has frequently accused social media companies of being prejudiced against conservatives.
Since leaving the White House and losing his megaphone on social media, Trump has frequently posted public statements similar to his tweets in order to circumvent these bans. The new blog launched on Tuesday is another effort by the former president to bypass social media giants, and it brings the statements together in one place.
While Trump’s Twitter ban was immediately permanent, his Facebook ban is still undefined. Facebook’s independent supervisory board confirmed the indefinite ban on Wednesday, but also said the company was due to review its decision in six months.
“The Council upheld Facebook’s decision on Jan. 7 to suspend President Trump from Facebook and Instagram. Trump’s posts during the Capitol Riot seriously violated Facebook rules and encouraged and legitimized violence.” the Supervisory Board declared in a tweet.
But the board also found that Facebook “broke its own rules by imposing an” indefinite “suspension”, given that this sanction is “not described” in the company’s content policies.
“It doesn’t have clear criteria and gives Facebook complete discretion over when to impose or lift it,” the board said, adding that the company “can’t make up the rules as they go. measure, and anyone who cares about their power should be worried about allowing it. “