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Donald Trump at a rally in Duluth, Minnesota, on September 30, 2020. Source: Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post via Getty Images.
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  • After being banned from Twitter, Facebook and other social media websites, former U.S. President Donald Trump is planning to release his own platform
  • Jason Miller said Trump would re-enter the social media space with a new platform that would “completely redefine the game”
  • Twitter said last week it would seek public input regarding how and when it should ban world leaders
  • Facebook has asked its independent oversight board to decide whether the ban should stand
  • Meanwhile, YouTube has indicated that the ban on Trump’s account may be lifted

After being banned from Twitter, Facebook and other social media websites, former U.S. President Donald Trump is planning to release his own platform, one of his senior advisers told Fox News on Sunday.

A spokesman for Trump’s 2020 campaign, Jason Miller, said Trump would re-enter the social media space with a new platform that would “completely redefine the game,” although he gave no further details.

“This is something that I think will be the hottest ticket in social media,” Miller added.

“It’s going to completely redefine the game, and everybody’s going to be waiting and watching to see what exactly President Trump does, but it will be his own platform.”

Twitter said last week it would seek public input regarding how and when it should ban world leaders, adding that it was reviewing its policies and considering whether those leaders should be held to the same rules as other users.

Trump was permanently suspended from Twitter on January 8 after the company determined that his tweets after the January 6 riots at the Capitol were “highly likely to encourage and inspire people to replicate the criminal acts.”

Facebook, which also indefinitely suspended Trump after the riots, has asked its independent oversight board to decide whether the ban should stand.

Meanwhile, YouTube has indicated that the ban on Trump’s account may be lifted.

“We will turn the account back on,” said chief executive Susan Wojcicki. “But it will be when we see the reduced law enforcement in capitals in the U.S., if we don’t see different warnings coming out of government agencies, those would all be signals to us that it would be safe to turn the channel back on.”

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