Former US President Donald Trump reportedly plans to launch his own social media platform soon. The platform would be “big" and will draw “tens of millions of people", Jason Miller, senior adviser for Trump told American television network Fox News. “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," Miller added.
The former President had been banned from Twitter and Facebook following the January 6 attacks on the US Capitol building. While Google-owned YouTube had put a temporary ban on Trump’s account, Facebook and Twitter banned him permanently. Trump had millions of followers on both platforms and had regularly used Twitter to reach out to his followers and fans.
Trump had himself mentioned making his own social media platform after the bans. He also used the @POTUS account on Twitter to accuse tech giants of “banning free speech". “We have been negotiating with various other sites, and will have a big announcement soon, while we also look at the possibilities of building out our own platform in the near future," he had tweeted through the account.