Facebook, Twitter and Google “must pay a political price,” says the former US president. Yesterday it became known that Trump launched his own website through which he intends to communicate with his supporters.
Former US President Donald Trump has criticized the decision of Facebook’s independent oversight board to uphold the blocking of his accounts on the social network.
“What Facebook, Twitter and Google have done is a complete shame and humiliation for our country,” Trump said in a statement quoted by NBC News.
According to the ex-president, he lost his freedom of speech because “radical leftists are afraid of the truth, but the truth will still come out.” “These corrupt companies must pay a political price and must never again be allowed to destroy and wreck our electoral process,” he added.
Trump’s social media accounts, including Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, were blocked after riots that supporters of the former president staged in Washington on January 6. On this day, a meeting was to be held, at which it was planned to approve the results of the elections held in November and the victory of Joe Biden. However, protests by Trump supporters began around the Capitol, later they broke into the building. The leadership of social networks explained their actions as “the risk of further incitement to violence.”
At the end of March, Axios reported, citing sources, that Trump was in talks with several apps about partnerships to create his own social network. In April, the former president began using the Campaign Nucleus Internet platform to conduct political campaigns and disseminate messages. It was created in 2016 by former Trump campaign aide Brad Parscale.