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Trump plans to launch social network soon


Former Us President Donald Trump has hinted that he may start his own social network after being fired by Facebook and Twitter, and it now appears that these plans are beginning to take shape.

Trump's top adviser Jason Miller told Fox News that the former president plans to return to social media by launching his own social network within two to three months.

Miller was not specific about the platform, but insisted it would redefine the game and attract tens of millions of people.

If the service goes ahead, it may be attractive to conservatives who believe that mainstream social networks are biased against right-wing ideologies.

Major cloud service providers, such as Microsoft or Amazon, may be reluctant to support accusations that Trump has spurred violence, which may force Trump to rely on smaller or foreign technical partners.

"I think this is going to be the most important social media event, it's going to completely redefine the game, and everyone's going to be waiting and watching to see exactly what President Trump is going to do," Miller said.

Miller said he was not able to go into details at this point, but noted that many companies had reached out to Trump about the project and had high-level meetings with several teams.

"This new platform will be big, and he expects it to attract tens of millions of people, and he declined to go into details when asked whether Trump would create the platform himself or work with another company to build it," Miller said.

"I think the president knows the direction he wants to take here, and this new platform is going to be big and everyone wants it, and it's going to bring millions and tens of millions of people to this new platform," Miller said.

Since January, Trump has been suspended indefinitely from Facebook, Twitter and other social media platforms for inciting violence after his supporters blockaded Capitol Hill.

He had more than 80 million Twitter followers before it was banned, and in the week following Trump's ban on Twitter, misinformation about election fraud across several social media platforms fell by nearly 73 percent, from 2.5 million to 688,000, according to data from social analytics firm Zignal Lab.