Forever blocked by leading social networks, former U.S. President Donald Trump will launch his own Internet platform to communicate with Americans within the next few months. “We will see President Trump return to social media on his own platform, probably within two or three months,” Jason Miller, a senior adviser to the former head of state, announced the initiative to Fox News television. – “This will completely turn the game around, and everyone will be waiting and watching to see exactly what Trump will do. After intriguing the public and stating that “the project will be big and attract tens of millions of people,” Miller gave no other details. Except for one but important detail: In recent days, the former president’s personal residence at Mar-a-Lago has been the site of intense meetings with potential investors in the project.
Considering that Donald Trump’s Twitter account alone had almost 90 million followers, business interest in the project is obvious – the potential for commercial success of the new Internet platform, independent of the virtual mainstream, in today’s politically polarized America is evident. Recall that after the January 6 protests at the Capitol, Trump’s Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, Twitch and other popular social networks were ruthlessly deleted. The IT-giants themselves made this decision overnight, without taking into account the opinion of tens of millions of users. Taking into account that almost all Internet corporations adhere to liberal views, ideologically gravitate to the Democratic Party of the United States and actively supported this political force in the last presidential election, observers saw in the actions of Silicon Valley an encroachment on freedom of speech, and also a desire to gag political opponents.
This was particularly evident when Trump’s attempt to “move” to the social network Parler (created in 2018), used by mostly conservative voters, immediately provoked a boycott of it by Internet industry bosses. Within 24 hours, Apple, Google, and Amazon removed the app from their stores, cut off hosting services, and eventually Parler quickly “died.