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Donald Trump launches website to spread ‘false claims’

Former US President Donald Trump on Tuesday launched a space on his website where he can post messages that can be shared by others to Twitter and Facebook, sites where he remains, at the moment, banned.

Trump was barred from a slew of social media platforms following the deadly January 6 storming of the U.S. Capitol by his supporters.

Trump’s senior adviser, Jason Miller, said in a tweet that this collection of posts was not the social media platform that Trump has plans to launch.




The site is dubbed “From the Desk of Donald J. Trump” and contains posts from Trump that can be shared and liked.

The project was built by Campaign Nucleus, the digital services company created by Trump’s former campaign manager Brad Parscale.

Posts on the site repeated Trump’s false claim that he lost the 2020 election because of widespread voter fraud and denigrated fellow Republicans who have been critical of him like Senator Mitt Romney and Representative Liz Cheney.



Twitter Inc and Facebook have both removed content posted from other accounts that they said tried to circumvent their bans on Trump.

A Twitter spokesman said sharing content from the website would be permitted as long as the material did not otherwise break Twitter’s rules, but that attempts to circumvent a suspension would not be permitted.

Twitter, which Trump used heavily and where he had 88 million followers, has said its ban on him is permanent, even if he runs for office again.