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That Trump is struggling to find a new platform shows how strong Big Tech’s monopoly is

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Donald Trump’s spokesperson announced on Wednesday that the former president’s blog – a space where he shared statements after being banned from the major social media platforms – was to be permanently shut down, presumably because it failed bigly to gain traction. Trump’s team has hinted that he may join another platform willing to host him, or develop his own network, but those will likely not have anything like the reach of his infamous Twitter account.

Trump is not the most tech-savvy person in the world, and has surrounded himself with a host of unremarkable people, so one might be tempted to say that it should come as no surprise that he was an unsuccessful blogger. But he’s a former president, he has a huge following and, if nothing else, is great at selling himself, so the fact he couldn’t get this off the ground in any meaningful way is strange.

Now, just to clarify, I am absolutely in favor of the way Trump was censored by some media outlets, and even advocated for social media de-platforming him in April 2020, at the height of his disinformation tirade about the pandemic.Trump’s statements during........

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