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Trump cannot do without Twitter, Facebook and Co. - so he tries to sneak in through the back door

2021-05-08T12:05:11.863Z

After being banned from Twitter and Facebook, Donald Trump is now posting on a newly launched blog. His followers should then carry his messages into the social networks.



After being banned from Twitter and Facebook, Donald Trump is now posting on a newly launched blog.

His followers should then carry his messages into the social networks.

Palm Beach - Ex-President Donald Trump, banned from major online platforms, now wants to communicate with his supporters via his own website.

The blog area started on Tuesday is reminiscent of Twitter - but there are only contributions from Trump himself.

At the same time, Trump's supporters could, so to speak, carry statements by the former US president through a back door to Twitter and Facebook, the social networks that blocked Trump's posts and its channels.

His followers can now share each of his short articles as a quote and link on Twitter and Facebook with just a few clicks.

However, it is unclear whether the services will allow this.

Trump opens a new blog: Assault on Capitol leads to Twitter, Facebook and Youtube being blocked

Trump was locked out of Twitter, Facebook and Google's video platform Youtube after his supporters had stormed the Capitol in Washington. On Wednesday, Facebook's independent oversight board announced that the ex-president would remain excluded from the platform. However, the "unlimited ban" imposed on Trump is not permitted. Therefore, Facebook has to re-examine the case within six months. Twitter, on the other hand, has already emphasized that there is no way back for him. Youtube wants to unblock its profile when "the risk of violence has decreased".

"President Trump's actions in the social networks encouraged violence, legitimized violence and were a serious violation of the Facebook rules," said Facebook's supervisory body representative Thomas Hughes.

With his unfounded allegations of election fraud and his constant calls for action, Trump created an environment "in which a serious risk of violence was possible".

Donald Trump's replacement Twitter: Ex-President had to send comments by email

After being banned from online services, Trump has been reliant on sending statements by email in recent months. Before that, the Twitter account was by far his most important communication channel with more than 80 million subscribers. It had been speculated several times that he could start his own online platform. In the blog area with the title “From the Desk of Donald J. Trump”, in German: “From Donald J. Trump's desk”, his followers can give individual posts a “Like” heart like on Twitter - and also themselves Get notified of new posts.

In one of his last posts, Trump complained about social networks.

Their behavior is a "total shame" and embarrassing for the USA.

Because, according to Trump: "The President of the United States has been deprived of freedom of speech because the left-wing crazy are afraid of the truth." But the truth will come out anyway, bigger and stronger than ever before.

(dpa / AFP / fmü)

List of rubric lists: © ALEX WONG / AFP

Source: merkur

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