Trump in talks to partner with apps to create social media network: report
Former President Trump is reportedly in talks with multiple apps to partner with them in order to create his own social media network.
Axios, citing multiple sources familiar with the situation, reported Wednesday that FreeSpace, a new social media platform, is one of the top contenders for Trump and his social media adviser Dan Scavino.
The platform wants its users to share content that will “add value to their lives and model healthy habits for others to duplicate,” according to its website.
“The FreeSpace Actions are backed by science to positively reinforce good habits & make the world a better place,” FreeSpace’s platform says.
FreeSpace only has 20,000 downloads so far from Apple App Store and Google Play Store. The app went up in both stores on Feb. 1.
Jared Kushner, Trump’s son-in-law and former senior adviser, reportedly convinced him not to join social media platforms Parler and Gab after he was banned from Twitter and Facebook earlier this year.
A source told Axios that there are multiple networks Trump is working with and there has not been a final decision.
The Hill has reached out to Trump and FreeSpace for comment.
Several social media platforms banned or restricted Trump’s accounts following the Jan. 6 Capitol riot. Twitter said it would permanently ban Trump, citing the “risk of further incitement of violence.”
Companies had previously allowed Trump’s accounts to remain up while attaching labels warning of misleading information or restricting posts that lacked context.
Trump was known for directly launching verbal attacks at rivals on social media, using the technology to rally his supporters and also defend himself against critics.