Former President Donald Trump’s work to form a new social network to counterbalance the major platforms and their efforts to impose censorship appears to be slowly materializing.
According to the Washington Examiner, Trump has already secured “hundreds of millions” of dollars to ensure the formation of a social media company where conservative voices will not be silenced.
So far, television interviews the former president has given after leaving the White House Oval Office behind reveal some clues about the creation of the new social media company.
“There is also the option of building your own site because we have more people than anybody, so you can literally build your own site,” said Trump, who also recalled how he suffered harassment from major social networks, reaching the point of suspending his account.
He spoke on Wednesday, Feb. 17, about the millions of people who followed him from his Twitter and Facebook accounts that are now closed, confirming in passing the purchase of the social networking company.
According to sources close to Trump, the company could also be designed so that the former president can keep in touch with his millions of fans outside of censorship. For now, Trump has been having talks with high-profile investors.
Trump said on Wednesday that after Twitter banned his activities, the platform had become too boring, while last month, Twitter reiterated the banning of Trump on its platform and threatened to censor him even if he made it to the White House.
For now since leaving the White House, Trump divides his time between his clubhouse at Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach and his nearby golf course.
Since the social networks unfoundedly singled out the president after the riots on Capitol Hill on Jan. 6, thousands of users, in rejection of the monopoly controlled by large technology companies, have migrated to alternative sites such as Parler.
Trump’s activity on the networks became so extensive during his term of office that as soon as Twitter suspended his account, the company’s shares fell by more than 6%, generating concern among shareholders about the future regulation of social networks.
Last November, a conservative Facebook group launched a coordinated campaign to persuade users to leave the social network that also took action against Trump, managing to gather nearly 5,000 people who identified with the idea of rejecting Facebook’s arbitrary censorship. “I encourage everyone to go on any social media site that will not censor you. No more ‘fact checkers’ or people deleting or putting us in time out,” noted the group’s organizer.