An adviser to former President Donald Trump said Trump’s suspension from Big Tech platforms has helped him.
Trump was banned permanently from Twitter and Facebook after the Jan.6 riots, which occurred just over a decade ago.
“I don’t know a single person in Trump world who regrets that this has happened—not a single one,” the adviser told The Wall Street Journal.
Zignal Labs is a social media analysis company. It reported that Trump’s mentions on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram have fallen 88%.
Trump has claimed that the bans have helped him in his image, as he used emailed statements to share his message instead of using social media.
“It’s really better than Twitter because I don’t do the stupid retweets that people don’t like—the retweets are the ones that get you,” Trump said last March. “And I saved a lot of time. I didn’t realize you can spend a lot of time on this. Now I actually have time to make phone calls, and do other things and read papers that I wouldn’t read. And with me, if I put a comma out of place or I accidentally misspelled a word, it was like the world coming down.”
According to The Journal, Trump’s diminished social media presence appears to have helped his popularity as well:
“One year after the violent riot in the Capitol, roughly 52% of Americans said they had an unfavorable view of Mr. Trump compared with 43% who viewed him favorably, according to a FiveThirtyEight.com average of national polls. That 9-point gap compared with a nearly 20-point spread in Mr. Trump’s favorability rating a year earlier, according to the same polling average.”
Trump’s new social media platform, Truth Social, is expected to launch on President’s Day.
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