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Trump gearing up for his own social media network

Trump social media network FreeSpace

Former US President Donald Trump is in talks about partnering with the new platform called FreeSpace to create his own social media network, Axios reported.

Trump could partner with FreeSpace to create a social media network

One of the sources told that it could be any of several companies with more meetings this week. And that Trump had not come up with a final decision about the social media network.

However, Trump and his digital adviser Dan Scavino are planning to consider FreeSpace as a possible option.

FreeSpace, an affiliate of Skylab Apps, is a relatively new social media platform and does not have many users. Whereas, Twitter has 192 million regular users, according to its quarterly earnings report. Jon Willis, CEO of Matchstick Media runs both FreeSpace and Skylab Apps. He is also the executive vice president of a sports facility, Legacy Sports USA.

“The FreeSpace Actions are backed by science to positively reinforce good habits & make the world a better place,” FreeSpace says. The website mentions it wants users to share content that will add value to their lives and model healthy habits for others to duplicate.

Since the app launched on Feb 1 on Apple and Google Store, it has 20,000 downloads so far from both stores. The app includes features similar to any social network, such as an “Activity Wall,” a customizable profile, and “rooms”.

Trump banned from Facebook and other platforms

The decision to form his own social media platform came after Trump faced a ban on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube following the January 6 Capitol Hill riot. Twitter had announced to permanently ban Trump over the risk of further incitement of violence.

Trump had incited the protestors in his speech who then seized the US Capitol Hill to stop Congress from announcing Biden’s success in the elections.

Jared Kushner, Trump’s former senior adviser, reportedly insisted he doesn’t join Parler and Gab after his Twitter and Facebook ban earlier this year.

According to Fox News, Trump senior adviser Jason Miller said, “I do think that we’re going to see President Trump returning to social media in probably about two or three months here, with his own platform.”

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Brendan Byrne

While studying economics, Brendan found himself comfortably falling down the rabbit hole of restaurant work, ultimately opening a consulting business and working as a private wine buyer. On a whim, he moved to China, and in his first week following a triumphant pub quiz victory, he found himself bleeding on the floor based on his arrogance. The same man who put him there offered him a job lecturing for the University of Wales in various sister universities throughout the Middle Kingdom. While primarily lecturing in descriptive and comparative statistics, Brendan simultaneously earned an Msc in Banking and International Finance from the University of Wales-Bangor. He's presently doing something he hates, respecting French people. Well, two, his wife and her mother in the lovely town of Antigua, Guatemala.

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