The Week (US)

Trump searches for new platform


A number of tech companies are vying to become former President Trump’s “new online megaphone,” said Keach Hagey in The Wall Street Journal. CloutHub, “a fledgling social media network that has become popular with conservati­ves,” and FreeSpace, a Facebook alternativ­e, are among the outlets pitching themselves to Trump, who has been sidelined by Twitter and Facebook since leaving office. Trump had 89 million followers on Twitter, and so can bring an instant audience to an emerging social network. His participat­ion, however, is not likely to be free. “He’s not that interested in equity,” said one person involved in the process. “He wants cash money up front, like a license fee.” Trump hopes to “unveil his new social-media plans by July 4.”

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