Forget Gab. Forget Parler. If you’re a conservative looking for an online home, President Trump may soon be making social media great again. The Washington Examiner reports that President Trump is courting donors to kick off his very own social media site — one that will provide conservatives, and him, with a place to share our thoughts without facing removal for posting facts or otherwise the wrong stuff in the eyes of liberal-run social sites.
President Trump has reportedly raised millions of dollars to support his effort to protect free speech online, and talks include multiple Silicon Valley investors who are concerned with the plague of “cancel culture.” In an interview with NewsMax, President Trump spoke more about his plans:
“We’re negotiating with a number of people. 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. But we were being really harassed on Twitter. They were putting up all sorts of flags, I guess they call them, they were flagging almost anything you said.”
President Trump was banned from Twitter after he encouraged a crowd of protesters to remain peaceful and go home on January 6. Though numerous Democrats were arrested in what the Left calls an “insurrection,” no such thing happened. But what followed was a wave of suspensions across seemingly all social media sites that included numerous prominent conservative figures and even more everyday Americans. Parler, the one social media site that still supported free speech, was kicked off of Amazon’s hosting service and forced to go dark for a month until the website could be rebuilt from scratch.
It’s unclear when President Trump’s platform will launch, but it will be a great day for conservatives who are sick of being silenced.