Trump calls press releases “more elegant” alternative to Twitter

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Former US President Donald Trump on Saturday, April 24, in an interview with Fox News, said that he now chose the format of press releases to communicate with journalists and the public, rather than using the social network Twitter.

Trump also expressed the opinion that the platform that permanently blocked his account has become “very, very boring.”

“Every time I release a release, it’s everywhere. Better than Twitter. Much more elegant than Twitter and Twitter is really boring, ”he said.

The former head of state recalled that when he started using Twitter many years ago, the social network resembled a “failure platform”, but after the publication of his posts, it became “exciting.”

“I think I had a lot to do with this,” Trump said confidently, adding that the platform became “useless” after blocking his account.

In addition, the former US president added that he was still seriously thinking about creating his own social media platform, which he said would not be owned by Amazon or Google.

According to Trump, in order to combat the domination of large IT giants, which at any time can block accounts or delete content inappropriate from their point of view, an appropriate antitrust law should be developed.

On April 8, Twitter announced that the archive of records from the blocked Trump account would not be available on the microblogging service platform. Earlier in the day, the US National Archives and Records Administration announced its intention to post tweets previously posted by the former president. Remote publications will also be made available to the public.

Trump’s Twitter account was permanently banned in early January. As reported in the administration of the social network, the reason for this decision was the risk of incitement to violence after the storming of the Capitol by supporters of the ex-president of the United States on January 6. The American leader had about 80 million subscribers.

On February 11, it became known that Twitter will not return Trump access to its service, even if he again takes public office.