Former US President Donald Trump has closed the platform he launched to communicate with his followers, inspired by Twitter and Facebook, less than a month after launching it before the permanent suspension of his accounts on those social networks.
This has been confirmed by Trump’s senior advisor Jason Miller to CNN television network, where he has detailed that the platform was an “auxiliary” tool in the framework of “broader efforts” in which the Trump team works.
From now on, anyone trying to visit the page will see a web form requesting their contact information if they want to receive updates via emails or text messages.
The platform, called ‘From the Desk of Donald J. Trump’, hosted videos of the former president and statements from his political action committee (PAC), ‘Save America’. Campaign Nucleus, a digital firm founded by Brad Parscale, Trump’s former campaign manager, ran the site.
His followers could register to receive notifications when the former president issued a message from the platform, something similar to the operation of other social networks. However, it was not possible to respond to the updates that Trump shared, but you could give a ‘like’ and share them through personal Facebook and Twitter accounts.
The ‘About’ section of the website also included praise for the Trump administration and statements of his PAC’s purposes, such as “we are committed to defending innocent life and upholding the Judeo-Christian values of our founding” or “we believe in free speech and fair elections. We must ensure that fair, honest, transparent and secure elections are held, where every legal vote is counted.”