Trump’s plan to start his own social media platform is doomed to failure, say experts


Donald Trump’s plan to create a new social media platform is doomed to fail, experts have told Insider, with the former president unlikely to extend his following beyond a dwindling number of his remaining supporters. Kicked off Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube after the Capitol riot on January 6, the former president has spent the last few months in the digital wilderness, resorting to issuing press statements via email. Now, says his aide Jason Miller, he’s planning to come roaring back with his own social media network within “about two or three months.” Axios reported that Trump’s team is in conversations with taking over or partnering with smaller apps, including one called FreeSpace, which only counts a few thousand downloads to date. However, some experts doubt that the project will ever get off the ground. “Donald Trump says a lot of things. Before he was elected, he said he would rarely leave the White House and that he wouldn’t have time to play golf and that he’d give up Twitter if elected,” Peter Loge, an associate professor at George Washington University’s School of Media and Public Affairs, told Insider.”

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