Is Donald Trump Jr building new social media platform? Former first son backs father's talk of owning site
Former President Donald Trump has been searching for a platform after being banned from Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Twitch, and YouTube
A few months ago, Donald Trump Jr posted a video for Elon Musk on his Instagram page. In the video, the former first son urged the Tesla CEO of to build a social media network. However, the request he made for the new social media platform was not for him, but for his dad, former President Donald Trump, who was earlier this year banned from all big tech platforms like Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Twitch, and YouTube.
After the ban, the former US president decided to take help from Parler, a social network favored by the alt-right. However, his lifeline got mired in controversies itself. The right-wing social media app was thrown out of Google Play Store and pple App Store because of lack of user data privacy and potentially violence-inciting posts. Parler was also kicked out of Amazon Web Services’ cloud infrastructure.
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So Trump’s 43-year-old son took matters into his hands and shared a video on Instagram asking Musk to launch a new platform. In the caption of the post, he wrote: “If anyone can pull it off well I imagine he could. If Elon musk can privately send people into space I’m sure he can design a social network that isn’t biased. I think there’s a lot of Americans that would love that and support it wholeheartedly.”
Earlier Musk had expressed his view on the 74-year-old’s ban on social sites by tweeting, “A lot of people are going to be super unhappy with West Coast high tech as the de facto arbiter of free speech.” But he did not respond to Trump Jr’s request.
A lot of people are going to be super unhappy with West Coast high tech as the de facto arbiter of free speech— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) January 11, 2021
Meanwhile, after Trump Jr’s video went online, a lot of people reacted to it. One person in the comment section of the post said, “Why doesn't he sponsor Parlor and get them a good networking company and seperate backup. Parlor is what you are talking about. It is a great platform for everyone. The left made lie after lie about it.”
A second user commented, “Thank you again Don. Elon Musk a Canadian, as I. Proud little Brother to Your Fathers patriotic America. One of you please help us here in Canada. Immigration and Biden along with Trudeau another minion of NWO. Have placed the Enemy at your Door. They are also dragging Canadians who Love Trump Family. Into a faulce narrative.”
“Many Canadians waiting for your dad to narrate a cool Tombstone line. ‘Just say when’ When it becomes time to defend both USA/Canadian/ North American Constitution. We will be your Huckleberry. Let us meet at the Peace Arch. PEACE ARCH. Peace or Violence see how Antifa work out,” a third user wrote.
A person noted, “Biden’s caretakers cannot write Executive Orders that take away our CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS. Don’t they KNOW THAT!?” While another one added: “Julian Assange would have saved free speech he would have a platform bigger than Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram your dad should have pardoned Julian Assange. Mr Musk will not do anything but join with China. @donaldjtrumpjr you should know this don’t be gullible.”