(NewsNation Now) – Former President Donald Trump’s blog has closed, less than a month after its first launch.
Trump’s team confirmed to NewsNation that the blog closed by saying that “it was only an aid to the broader efforts we have and what we are working on.”
The blog page now redirects to a “news” section of Trump’s old website.
The now-defunct blog contained a section with posts “from Donald J. Trump’s counter” that included videos and statements written by the former president. The platform was used to connect with online followers following Trump’s ban on Twitter and Facebook.
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The former president was banned from crowded social media out of concern that the former president’s words could incite violence and unrest after his supporters besieged the Capitol on January 6th. Five people, including Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick, died as a result of the violence.
The Supervisory Board almost independent of Facebook found that the social network did not impose the appropriate penalty on Trump saying that “The Supervisory Board has confirmed Facebook’s decision to suspend Mr. Trump’s access to post content on Facebook and Instagram on January 7, 2021. However, as Facebook suspended Mr. Trump’s accounts ‘indefinitely’, the company must re-evaluate this sanction. “
The board ruled that Facebook must examine the “arbitrary penalty” of the indefinite suspension it imposed and decide the appropriate penalty within six months.
Last month, Twitter suspended the “From the Counter of Donald J. Trump” account for its affiliation with the former president.
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The account had the same name as Trump’s release. Twitter said the account was suspended in compliance with its ban evasion policy.
“As stated in our prohibition evasion policy, we will take enforcement action rather than having an apparent intent to replace or promote content affiliated with a suspended account,” Twitter said in a statement.
Trump opened a “former president’s office” in January that manages his duties as former president and favors his administration’s agenda.