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Trump launches blog, encourages readers to share his words on Twitter and Facebook – CNET

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Trump has a new platform to share his thoughts

Trump has a new platform to share his thoughts. 


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Four months after being banned from Twitter and Facebook, Donald Trump launched a blog that enables readers to easily share the former president’s thoughts on both social networks. “From the desk of Donald J. Trump,” which launched Tuesday, is billed as “a place to speak freely and safely” though readers don’t appear able to comment on his posts as of now.

The new blog consists of posts dating as far back as March 24 and contains sentiments anyone familiar with Trump’s posts on Twitter would recognize, although it gives the former president more than 280 characters to express himself. Buttons to the right of his posts allow readers to like or share a post on their own Twitter or Facebook feeds. 

Even though Trump is banned from Twitter, a spokesperson for the company says sharing his posts on Twitter doesn’t violate the platform’s rules. It’s unclear if sharing content on Facebook — which suspended Trump — would go against its terms of service. Facebook hasn’t responded to a request for comment on Trump’s blog. 

The like button, indicated by a heart icon, doesn’t appear to be active currently.

Trump’s office didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.

The launch preceded a Wednesday decision from Facebook’s oversight board to uphold Trump’s ban from both Facebook and Instagram. Facebook suspended Trump’s accounts in January amid concerns the former president could incite violence like the Jan. 6 insurrection on Capitol Hill

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