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Trump planning to launch his own social media platform, adviser tells Fox News

Former US President Donald Trump, suspended from Twitter, Facebook and other social media sites after the January 6 attack on the Capitol, plans to launch his own platform in two to three months, one of his senior advisers told Fox News on Sunday.

Jason Miller, a spokesman for Trump’s 2020 campaign, told the network that Trump would re-enter the social media space with a new platform of his own that would “completely redefine the game.”

Former US President Donald Trump, suspended from Twitter, Facebook and other social media sites after the January 6 attack on the Capitol

Former US President Donald Trump, suspended from Twitter, Facebook and other social media sites after the January 6 attack on the CapitolCredit:AP

“This is something that I think will be the hottest ticket in social media,” he said on Fox News’ Media Buzz program.

“Everybody is going to be waiting and watching to see what exactly President Trump does, but it will be his own platform,” he added.

Miller provided no further details, and no comment was immediately available from officials with the Trump Organisation.

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Twitter last week said it would seek public input on when and how it should ban world leaders, saying it was reviewing policy and considering whether the leaders should be held to the same rules as other users.

Twitter, Facebook and others have been under scrutiny for the way they handle accounts of politicians and government officials after their ban of Trump for inciting violence.

Facebook, which indefinitely suspended Trump in January, has asked its independent oversight board to decide whether the ban should stand.

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