Excluded from Twitter and Facebook after the events on Capitol Hill, Donald Trump could very well have left the main social networks on his own initiative. According to Buzzfeed News, who says they had access to confidential documents, the campaign teams of the former US president have long considered an exclusive partnership with Parler, the conservative social network banned in early January by Apple, Google and Amazon. If these discussions would not have been successful, the Trump Organization, Donald Trump’s company, would still have asked for a significant stake in the company.
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All the people interviewed by Buzzfeed insist on one thing, Donald Trump has never participated in these discussions (they probably want to avoid a conflict of interest). This summer and in November, Parler would have offered to the Trump Organization to acquire 40% of the social network in exchange for the arrival of the billionaire of his platform. As a reminder, Parler is presented as the social network with the most freedom of expression. Its moderation is almost non-existent, which has attracted many conspiratorial and ultra-conservative spheres. Parler is notably accused of having contributed to inciting the rebellion in January 2021.
For now, Parler no longer works. Deprived of its servers by Amazon, the social network regularly assures that it will be able to return in the coming days. We do not yet know if the company will succeed and if Donald Trump will choose it to make his media comeback.