The Trump’s Social Media Platform

The Trump’s Social Media Platform

On Oct 1, 2018, I predicted that the governor of Ebonyi State (Nigeria) would decamp PDP for APC . At that time, he was running for governorship on the PDP ticket. I wrote this: “ Engr David Umahi will win with PDP in 2019 but will decamp to APC shortly.” I also predicted that by 2023, he would be a Vice Presidential candidate under APC. Today, for America, I write that former President Donald Trump will run for re-election in 2024.

The world seemed to have been in silence since he was de-platformed at Twitter, Facebook and other social media firms. And without his handles, he has been unable to command his followers in a coherent way, for any mission. But that is going to change. Yes, Trump is launching his own social media platform in about 3 months: ‘Jason Miller, a long-time adviser and spokesperson for Trump’s 2020 campaign told Howard Kurtz on Fox’s “MediaBuzz” that Trump will be “returning to social media in probably about two or three months.” He added Trump’s return will be with “his own platform” that will attract “tens of millions” of new users and “completely redefine the game.”’

He has a chance as he can quickly build a website, and invest in the infrastructure stacks. He should be smart to know that Amazon, Google, Microsoft and other cloud companies could terminate his account, as Amazon did with Parler, if his playbook does not change. So, expect Trump to build end-to-end core technology stacks in-house. 

Simply, he has the resources to build a conservative tribe on social media. Yet, I am not sure how far the mission will go. I struggle to read Fox News just as I struggle with HuffPost, as you can see extreme biases at the Right and Left, respectively, of their articles. With no core objectivity,  you lose interest. 

A social media built for a tribe will have a ceiling for growth. Of course, for a former President, anything from him could even come to dominate Twitter trending barometer. And that could be the strategy: have a website where people can confirm the message is directly from him, and the virality could happen in other places.

My response to a comment on LinkedIn

Everyone has biases but you focus on the threshold. The fact remains that the greatest technology companies are started/created in blue states which remain the richest states/cities in America. The implication is that people who run these techs are largely democratic-leaning. It is a slam dunk – out of the 50 largest American cities, more than 70% are democratic. And out of the top cities on technology startups per capita, more than 70% are democratic-leaning.

Have you also asked yourself why in the ranking of American universities, blue states host more than 90% of the top ten. These things are not be chance – people make them happen!

And what does that tell you? Those who run techs and media are evidently-biased to the Left.


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