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Twitter Erupts With Jokes After Trump Launches New Social 'Platform'

Twitter Erupts With Jokes After Trump Launches New Social 'Platform'”

After being silenced for months by the major social media platforms, former President Donald Trump has launched a new platform to share his thoughts with his followers.

Dubbed "From the Desk of Donald J. Trump", the platform much resembles Twitter, which alongside Facebook banned Trump from posting messages in the aftermath of the January 6 Capitol riot that the former president was accused of inciting.

Facebook Inc and Twitter Inc now have rules that give world leaders, elected officials and political candidates greater latitude than ordinary users. In announcing the unprecedented move, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said the risk of allowing Trump to continue using the platform was too great.

The oversight panel, comprised of jurists, policy experts, journalists and others from across the globe, will make perhaps its most significant decision at a time when social platforms are struggling to remain open to political discourse while filtering out incitements to violence, misinformation and abusive comments.

Twitter, which Trump used heavily and where he had 88 million followers, has said its ban on him is permanent, even if he runs for office again.

Trump's new website was launched on Tuesday
Trump's new website was launched on Tuesday

He does frequent interviews with friendly news outlets and has emailed a flurry of statements to reporters through his official office and political group.

The board is an independent, court-like entity for appealing content decisions on Facebook-owned platforms.

After his exile from social media, Trump and his supporters accused big tech companies of "suppressing free speech".

Both Facebook and Twitter have called for input on their rules after facing intense scrutiny over their handling of US presidential election and the storming of the Capitol by pro-Trump supporters.

Regardless of Facebook's decision on Wednesday a Twitter spokesperson said that Mr Trump is permanently suspended from tweeting.

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