DONALD Trump has reportedly been in talks with app companies about starting his own social network.
The former US president and his digital adviser Dan Scavino have been scoping out a new platform called FreeSpace, sources told Axios.
The app is relatively unknown and launched on the Apple App Store and Google Play Store on February 1.
A source said Trump had not made a final decision on his involvement with the social network and it's not clear how the partnership would work.
"It could be any of several companies, with more meetings this week," the source said.
Trump's former senior adviser Jason Miller said he expects the 74-year-old to return to social media with his own platform in the next two to three months.
He said Trump will "completely redefine the game" and attract "tens of millions' of new users".
Miller told Fox News: "I do think that we're going to see President Trump returning to social media in probably about two or three months here, with his own platform."
Earlier this month, Miller reiterated that the former president will return to a "non-mainstream" platform by the spring ahead of a reported 2024 White House run.
He told Mediate's The Interview podcast that Trump has had conversations "with both existing social media platforms and also potentially with some brand new platforms".
Social media platform FreeSpace markets itself as being "backed by science to positively reinforce good habits and make the world a better place".
According to Axios, it bills itself as "finding common values and highlighting them, so people become 'addicted' to doing good" and as a "social fusion for free-thinkers, athletes and entrepreneurs".
It appears to be the opposite of Trump's divisive social media personality he cultivated before he was banned from Twitter and Facebook earlier this year.
FreeSpace is affiliated with Skylab Apps – a platform for coaches and trainers to help connect directly with people – and both of the platforms are run by Jon Willis.
So far, FreeSpace has only had some 20,000 downloads.
Trump has been banned from all major social media platforms following the January 6 Capitol Hill riots.
After his ban, Trump's office put out a statement on the controversial far-right userbase Gab on February 5.
Gab is described as a haven for extremists including neo-Nazis', white supremacists, white nationalists, and QAnon conspiracy theorists.
The social network attracts users and groups who have been banned from other platforms and are seeking alternatives.
According to a recent online poll, the majority of Facebook users believe Trump should be allowed back on the platform.
While Facebook is contemplating whether to permanently ban the former president, an online poll of 11,698 respondents by Yahoo Finance found that over 50 percent of people think Trump should be allowed back on Facebook.
However, 44 percent of the participants said he should be banned permanently.
The remaining suggested alternative options, including lifting the ban with a warning that future violations will result in permanent ban.
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