Conservatives have been waiting with bated breath to hear what former President Donald Trump will do as his next act following four years in the White House. Thanks to the clear bias of social media, the former president has been kept from directly communicating with Americans on a daily basis since before the inauguration.
The powerful nature of the president’s social media presence meant that not only was cutting him off from his direct communication a power move on the part of liberals, but it was also monumental in the lives of the Trump team, and conservatives.
Those events, while politically expedient, might have been a devastating business move on the part of Silicon Valley CEOs, thanks to Trump’s dedication to reaching out to the American people via the internet.
According to a recent Fox News interview with Jason Miller, a long-time adviser and spokesperson for Trump’s 2020 campaign, Trump will be “returning to social media in probably about two or three months,” the spokesperson told Howard Kurtz on Fox’s MediaBuzz.
Miller told Kurtz:
The president’s been off of social media for a while, but his press releases, his statements have actually been getting almost more play than he ever did on Twitter before.
This is something that I think will be the hottest ticket in social media. It’s going to completely redefine the game, and everybody is going to be waiting and watching to see what President Trump does, but it will be his own platform.
Miller said during his interview that he is lead to believe that the former president is working on choosing between numerous companies that have approached him about the new platform and how it will be executed and brought to the American people.
“This new platform is going to be big,” Miller said. “Everyone wants him and he’s going to bring millions and millions — tens of millions — to this platform.”
“It’s going to completely redefine the game, and everybody is going to be waiting and watching to see what exactly President Trump does, but it will be his own platform,” Miller said.
The charmed and delightful monopoly that Silicon Valley social media networks have had on authentic information flow has been just that: a delightful lack of competition in a world where technology is exploding. They’ve benefited from the kind of market where the only people with enough money to challenge them have been the self-same people that benefitted from them having the market cornered on user-generated content.
The former president and his 70 million+ voters flocking to a new network, if executed properly, would not only cripple platforms like Facebook and Twitter but give conservatives a way to completely transform the way they consume information.
Tech giants will no doubt make conservatives fight for everything they try to do, but there have been few times in history where Americans have been more convinced of manipulation by misinformation than right now.
Not only will news be able to flow freely toward those who are interested in real information without a liberal spin, but it will allow for networking in the form of grass-roots organizers who wish to take back their local elections, which is something that is being currently branded as a sort of terroristic activity.
The parallels between today’s political climate and that of the late 1700s in colonial America are prolific, and hopefully, prophetic of what Americans will do when once again faced with a tyrannical government hell-bent on making them submissive without any hope of freedom.
“If the freedom of speech is taken away then the dumb and silent may be lead, like sheep to the slaughter.” – George Washington