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Trump launches website to connect with followers on eve of big Facebook decision

As such, they’re closer to a blog or collection of past news releases that many politicians have on their official websites than a true rival to the Big Tech giants Trump and his allies frequently rail against.

Trump’s post-presidency team has for weeks teased a new platform that would replace social media platforms such as Twitter and Facebook, which dramatically shut down the president’s accounts in the weeks before he left office after years of struggling with how to handle falsehoods and incendiary posts coming from a sitting president and other political figures.

On Wednesday, Facebook’s oversight board is expected to announce whether it will allow Trump to return to the platform. Trump’s prior favorite platform, Twitter, permanently blocked his account after the Jan. 6 insurrection at the Capitol whereas Facebook opted to leave open the possibility that his page would be restored.

Fox News first reported on Trump’s venture.

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