Donald Trump on phone

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Trump went back to the past to find his online future
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One thing to look out for today: President Joe Biden is scheduled to speak at 2 p.m. ET about the implementation of his rescue plan.

1. GEOCITIES SLICKER: Former President Donald Trump has returned to the late 1990s. Trump’s team found a new way for him to communicate directly with his supporters via a one-way website that allows supporters to post his content on their Twitter and Facebook feeds. This is not the highly touted social-network site Trump is said to have in the works. But its creation comes just before a landmark decision is expected on his online future.

All eyes on Facebook: The social network’s independent review board is set to announce later this morning whether to allow Trump back on the platform after he was barred following the deadly January 6 riot at the US Capitol. His fate will be decided by a mix of 20 internet-freedom advocates and former politicians from around the world who make up the so-called Facebook supreme court.

There are major political implications at stake: Trump and his digital team used Facebook to help build what became the GOP’s best fundraising list. His campaign pumped millions of dollars into the platform to raise money and to tout his policies during the 2020 campaign. The …read more

Source:: Business Insider


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