Donald Trump blasted for launching ‘one-way’ social media platform – ‘Glorified blog’

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It has been described as a “glorified blog” by critics as the platform allows the former US president to post comments, images and videos but does not have a way for users to reply to Mr Trump’s content. The platform, titled “From the Desk of Donald J Trump”, will act as a host for Mr Trump’s press releases.

A source familiar with the space told Fox News: “This is just a one-way communication. This system allows Trump to communicate with his followers.”

Commenting on the Fox News exclusive, Twitter users were quick to mock the former President, making comparisons to late ‘90s blogging on AOL and MySpace.

Daniel Strauss, senior political reporter at the Guardian US, tweeted: “This is basically a tumblr.”

Another user wrote: “74-year-old man transports back in time to 1998 to blog about how unfair people are and how badly he is treated.”

One more said: “Mr Trump has invented blogging.”

Another said: “It’s basically a personal blog for someone who can only think thoughts 280 words long.”

Mr Trump’s new communications platform comes a few months after Mr Trump received a ban from Facebook and Twitter.

Mr Trump was suspended from the social media platforms in the wake of the US Capitol riots on January 6 and his exit from the White House.

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Facebook’s Oversight Board will rule on Wednesday whether Mr Trump will be allowed back onto the social media network or whether he will have an indefinite suspension, like with his Twitter.

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