President Donald Trump may be gone from Twitter, but his tweets could now live on forever. According to Populist Press, Gab backed up Trump’s entire Twitter account before it was removed and recreated his page on Gab.
If any middle finger to Twitter has landed a blow, it’s this one:
1/ Gab CEO completely backed up President Trump’s Twitter account before it was deleted and recreated him on Gab! What’s even more impressive is the did this while traffic was up 700% and under attack from leftistshttps://t.co/7xxFwcGaBi
— Andrew Bostom (@andrewbostom) January 13, 2021
Gab’s website is currently down, presumably because of high traffic demands. Gab, an uncensored social media platform, has experienced significant growth since Amazon removed Parler from its web servers on Sunday night. Parler is expected to be back up on new servers later this week.
Much like his business plans, Trump’s social media future is up in the air. Should he attempt to go through with plans to launch a Fox News competitor, social media will be a key ingredient to his network’s success.
Trump’s following and base are strong enough to follow him to a new social media platform in the tens of millions. However, the services that allow Trump’s presence have damning obstacles to overcome, with Apple and Google banning social media companies they don’t agree with from their app stores.
Parler, the most popular of the options, and Gab can exist via various web browsers. The app versions are not a necessity, though apps do strengthen a platform’s reach. Users are more likely to click routinely on a phone app than they are to use a browser. Furthermore, iPhone notifications are restricted to app store downloads only.
For now, it’s just fun to picture an extremely angry Don Lemon going through Trump’s greatest hits on Gab.