- Donald Trump has been reported to be working with the unpopular social media app FreeSpace to set up his network
- This comes after the former United States president was banned from accessing his social media accounts by Twitter and Facebook in January
- FreeSpace is an app backed by science that makes people addicted to doing good and built on the power of positivity
Former US President Donald Trump is working with an unpopular social media app called FreeSpace to launch his social media network, Axios reports.
This follows a ban of the former president by Twitter on January 8, two days after the riot and violent attacks on the United States Congress at the US Capitol, severing his access to his nearly 90 million followers.
Facebook followed the next day, cutting former president Trump's ties with another 33 million followers.
After the ban, some initially thought Trump might reappear on Parler, a far-right haven that the Trump Organization had previously held talks with, as an anonymous "Person X", but those efforts fell through.
Since then, Trump's advisors have repeatedly hinted that the former president might launch his network to connect with his followers.
Axios reported Wednesday that Trump is in talks with a relatively unknown social media app called FreeSpace, an affiliate of Skylab Apps, that has just 20,000 downloads and not many users to launch his own network.
The details of a Trump-FreeSpace deal, if one is reached at all, aren't yet clear.
FreeSpace says its app is backed by science that makes people addicted to doing good, built on the power of positivity, and wants to make social media fun again.
In other news, a clip of Aliko Dangote addressing some workers has gone viral. According to a Twitter user, Omasoro Ali Ovie, the people in the video are employees working at his new fertiliser plant.
The tweep also said the meeting happened when the plant was running a production test run. With facemasks on, the employees acknowledged Dangote's words as they swiftly returned to monitoring engine performance on their desktop computers.
Other higher members of staff were present, standing beside the billionaire businessman who wore a white shirt and what looks like black trousers.
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