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Donald Trump has been in talks with no-name app vendors as he contemplates partnering with an existing platform to create his own social media network, according to sources familiar with the private discussions.
Driving the news: Among the social networking apps the former president and his digital adviser Dan Scavino have homed in on is a relatively unknown platform called FreeSpace, these sources told Axios…
Between the lines: It seems surprising that “FreeSpace” caught Trump’s attention. It employs touchy-feely positivity language that’s the polar opposite of the incendiary and divisive social media persona he cultivated before he was banned from Twitter and Facebook following the Jan. 6 Capitol attack.
- “FreeSpace” bills itself as being “backed by science to positively reinforce good habits & make the world a better place.”
- It talks about “FINDING COMMON VALUES and highlighting them, so people become ‘addicted’ to doing good. FreeSpace encourages the public to share the daily actions & content they believe will add value to their lives and model healthy habits for others to duplicate.”
So you see it has common values with the Mango-hued Shitgibbon…
- It’s unclear how this business relationship would work. Trump is famously averse to putting his own money into companies, preferring to license his name and use other people’s money to fund his ventures.
Wait for this “deal” to implode.