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Donald Trump's Blog Permanently Shut Down Just A Month After Launch

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Donald Trump's Blog Permanently Shut Down Just A Month After Launch

Donald Trump has permanently shut down his personal blog just a month after it launched.

The former president set up the 'From the Desk of Donald J. Trump' part of his website to allow fans a chance to share his thoughts.

It came after he was banned from the likes of Twitter and Facebook and this was meant to be a new avenue for people to stay in the mix of what Trump thought and did.

However, just a month after it took flight, it's crashed and burned.

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According to The Washington Post, the former leader was annoyed with how it was being mocked by people all over the world and he wasn't happy with how low the readership was.

But, fans of the 45th President of the United States should fear not. Apparently, this blog shutdown is all part of the plan before he sets up his new social media platform.

Credit: PA
Credit: PA

Trump has touted launching his own site ever since he was banned from the major ones following the January 6 Capitol insurrection.

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Jason Miller, a spokesperson for the 74-year-old, told CNBC: "It was just auxiliary to the broader efforts we have and are working on. Hoping to have more information on the broader efforts soon, but I do not have a precise awareness of timing."

When a former Republican strategist suggested on Twitter that the removal of the blog was in preparation for the new platform, Miller quote tweeted: "Yes, actually, it is. Stay tuned!"

Twitter has already said its permanent ban of Trump will remain permanent, and Facebook recently upheld its similar ban.

Facebook's Vice President of Global Affairs and Communications, Nick Clegg, said in a blog post they were happy to see the ban upheld by their Oversight Board.

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"As we stated in January, we believe our decision was necessary and right, and we're pleased the board has recognized that the unprecedented circumstances justified the exceptional measure we took," he wrote.

"We will now consider the board's decision and determine an action that is clear and proportionate. In the meantime, Mr. Trump's accounts remain suspended."

But Facebook's Oversight Board also said it was not appropriate to keep Trump banned indefinitely and called it an 'indeterminate and standardless penalty'.

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It has suggested Facebook 'review this matter to determine and justify a proportionate response that is consistent with the rules that are applied to other users of its platform'.

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Topics: News, Social Media, Donald Trump

Stewart Perrie
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