Trump Reportedly Launching Social Media Platform in Two to Three Months
An aide said “numerous companies” approached Trump about starting his own social media outlet.
Former President Donald Trump’s senior advisor Jason Miller told Fox News Trump will return to social media in two to three months on his own platform:
“I do think that we’re going to see President Trump returning to social media in probably about two or three months here, with his own platform,” Trump senior adviser Jason Miller told Fox News’ “#MediaBuzz” on Sunday. “And this is something that I think will be the hottest ticket in social media, it’s going to completely redefine the game, and everybody is going to be waiting and watching to see what exactly President Trump does.”
Miller said he was unable to provide much more in terms of details at this point, but he did reveal that Trump has been having “high-powered meetings” at Mar-a-Lago with various teams regarding the venture, and that “numerous companies” have approached Trump.
“This new platform is going to be big,” Miller said, predicting that Trump will draw “tens of millions of people.”
Twitter banned Trump from the platform after the January 6th Capitol Hill riots. Facebook and YouTube also banned him.
Would you join Trump’s social media platform? What do you think it will be like?
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Yeah, good luck with that. Unless they are willing to have this “social media platform” hosted in some country outside of the United States like Parler has done I can’t imagine any U.S. based internet hosting company is going to be willing to accept any business from anyone associated with Donald Trump. Just my 2¢
I’m sure we can do business with a reputable country that is willing to support freedom of speech and expression as well as other conservative ideals that are apparently no longer applicable in the US.
Perhaps he can host it himself.
I would be willing to consider it.
Whatever social media platform Trump launches will need the following:
(1) Offshore hosting. Parler was slammed by what should have been obvious: letting Amazon host your website is like the Allies hiring the Axis to provide military troops and supplies for D-Day.
(2) If this new social media platform requires payment, then some kind of alternatives to banks or credit cards.
Without those any social media platform is vulnerable to being shut down by the Communist Party.
Yeah, I,m on board with starting to call the current US Democrat party a communist party. And it’s prominent members communists. What they’ve been doing since Jan 6 is not European style democratic socialism. They’re obviously all on board with going full Chinese style communist.
Through they’re actions and rhetoric they’ve finally moved into totalitarian communist territory. It’s their goal.
America communists who call themselves ‘Democrats’ have come out of the closet and are making their move. Because they realize it’s now or never. They must act fast before enough Americans catch on to what they really are and what they are really planning for America.
I think he’d be better off building his own data center – that’s not within the reach of a Parler or Gab, but Trump has the capital to do it. Credit cards would be tricky, but possibly getting some local credit unions to handle that would be a good cutout.
The only way to cancel that would be for the government to act extralegally. And the PR value of that would possibly be worth it.
With the plethora of social media platforms popping like mushrooms after a Spring rain, one has to wonder “Why?” This strikes me as little more than another Trump brand product. Because ego. The biggest.
I won’t join. I’ll stick with GAB. @LB1901
Parler has been a nightmare trying to sign up. Their software and software engineering needs a great deal of work. Also, documentation of signup issues is very limited.
My primary engineering background is electrical, I started programming in Algol in the mid sixties, and Fortran a year or so later. I was designing early microcomputer hardware when it first emerged, at that time engineers who designed hardware had to write the software, in the beginning without assembly language.
I hired and trained others to do similar work. My point is that I am not a novice, and if I am having trouble with Parler, then there is something very wrong with their service.
At this point I have about twenty hours, and problems with Firefox, Chrome, Brave and Android. Signup fails at different points in the process, depending on the platform.
So now I am fed up and walking away.
I also do not like Parler demanding personally identifying information, something which is bound to be hacked.
I have not run into problems with Gab, except for being unfamiliar with it.
Gab was just hacked. Again. If you imagine you are “safe” anywhere on the internet, think again. I didn’t like giving Parler my phone number, but do you really imagine Gab doesn’t know who and where you are, down to the room you are sitting in at this very moment? The only way to escape constant surveillance by hosts (and the feds) is to not do it at all. Period. They know who you are if you post anywhere because they have your IP, because they can track you through IP hopping if you are that able, and because you are never ever anonymous online to LE or to the Feds. If you imagine you are, please think again.
If I was concerned about government tracking I would be on any social media. In light of much of what is going on, maybe I should be concerned.
Right now, I am more concerned about big tech. They use people’s computer configuration to generate what amounts to a pretty unique identifier. To defeat that, my computers periodically change their configurations, at least what they appear to be.
When setting up new apps, for example Parler, I temporary disable parts of the normal security, so that is not a factor in setup, once I have it working, I enable advanced security.
I also do things to salt their databases with incorrect information. That is done by running routines in the background that generates lots of searches and time on websites which pollutes their data.
When I leave a website, their cookies are deleted,
There is so much more to this.
Unless it uses largely unmodified off-the-shelf open source SW it will likely take more than 2-3 months. More like 5-6.
And if he hopes to compete with Twitter he’ll need something that is not basically off-the-shelf.
Note the issues with Parler.
I have zero interest in social media, so if I were to sign up it would be solely as a gesture of support — actually using it would be extremely unlikely.
As for “why?”, I think the more options there are, the better. The internet got into the mess it’s in because too many users wanted to find what they were looking for with as few clicks as possible (God knows I have that urge too), with the consequence that the once-rich blogosphere now consists of a handful of giga-sites and a slightly larger but dwindling number of holdouts like, well, me.
More competition is good, but cannot thrive unless the demand sector — which is us — spreads the love around with a wide-ranging click habit. If you like and use social media but want to cut Twitter and Facebook down to size, sign up for and use more competitors, not just one you happen to like best.
I course I’ll join his platform, if it’s free or low cost. Defund Twatter, Fascistbook, etc. I’ll keep my accounts on my other platforms.
I wouldn’t want to be Director of Security for his new platform. A couple months back I wrote a post outlining what a conservative social media platform would have to have in the way of defenses to avoid both getting cancelled and getting hacked out of business. Throw Trump into the equation, and you’d need to add the electronic equivalent of satellite defenses, hard body armor, and claymores. Maybe even the physical equivalent, to boot.
Yeah, you can be certain if the platform actually happens every comment thread will be spammed into uselessness and the platform itself will be relentlessly DDoSed and hacked.
He’ll have to have his own registrar too, we’ve seen registrars shut down domains from people they don’t like.
We need to break echo chambers creating our own isn’t helpful.
This is a noble thought. I was on Twitter from ’09 to ’21. I was consistently silenced via shadow banning and “muting” my “reach.” It was obvious and ongoing. You can’t break an echo chamber from which you are excluded by algorithms and leftist malignancy. I left Twitter, happily did so and haven’t looked back, and I am more than happy to leave the left to its echo chamber; the idea that we actually broke through was an illusion built by Twitter (and also Facebook, etc.). They have us muzzled, thinking we are reaching people when we are not, and generally having us tweet into the abyss.
Creating our own absolutely combats that. How long do you think the left will stay way from any social media that features Trump? Heck, they are swarming Parler these days.
I have always said that if Trump left Twitter when he was president, he would break their back. Dems, the leftist media, and their hangers on would HAVE to join whatever social media platform he joined, and that would be that for Twitter. He didn’t, though. A mistake, I think, and too late now.
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Great idea! What is your plan to accomplish this?
I have no personal interest in or use for any social media platforms, but I wish him the best of luck.
This is a news / social platform 🙂
Yes, but it’s based in Barrington, Rhode Island, so I like to think of it more like “logging onto the bulletin board system at the Italian Club.” Pass the sfogliatelli.
I heard in an interview on Mewsmax he denied he was going to invest in a new platform