After being banned from Twitter, twice in one day, President Donald Trump announced that he and his team are actively pursuing the idea of building out their own social media platform.
“As I have been saying for a long time, Twitter has gone further and further in banning free speech, and tonight, Twitter employees have coordinated with the Democrats and the Radical Left in removing my account from their platform, to silence me — and YOU, the 75,000,000 great patrias who voted for me. Twitter may be a private company, but without the government’s gift of Section 230 they would not exist for long,” Trump tweeted.
“Twitter may be a private company, but without the government’s gift of Section 230 they would not exist for long,” Trump continued, referring to his longstanding criticism of a key liability protection for tech companies that he has pushed to repeal.
“I predicted this would happen. 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,” Trump added. “We will not be SILENCED!”
Twitter announced earlier Friday night that it would permanently suspend Trump’s main account after determining that his posts pose “the risk of further incitement of violence.” The platform had previously suspended the president from tweeting for 12 hours amid fallout over Wednesday’s riot at the Capitol.