Former First Lady Melania Trump is set to make Parler her new “social media home,” raising questions about whether she’ll join her husband’s yet-to-be-launched Truth Social platform.
Parler, a social media service popular among right-wing users, announced on Wednesday that Melania entered into a “special agreement” to see her share of “exclusive communications” on the platform.
In a statement about the partnership, Melania praised Parler for empowering her users “to drive effective discourse.”
Melania said: “I am excited and inspired by free speech platforms that help communicate face-to-face with people around the world. “Parler has been at the forefront of using Web3 technology and empowering its users to drive effective discourse.”
Prior to the announcement, Parler supported Melania by provide energy her nonfungible token (NFT) platform at MelaniaTrump.com.
However, Melania’s arrangement comes less than two weeks before former President Donald Trump set to launch Social Truth. After the riots in the Capitol on January 6, Trump ban from multiple platforms including Twitter and Facebook. In response, the former president disclosure that he will launch a social media platform of his own.
The Daily Dot reached out to Parler to ask if Melania’s partnership had any effect on her participation in Truth Social but received no response. Melania also currently has profiles on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
Melania’s arrangement with Parler follows the relaunch of the platform last year after it was announced reduction by its web server after the Capitol riots of January 6. Users on the platform bragged about their participation in the riot, like disclosure by a hacker who wiped out all the website’s data after the failed uprising.
But it’s not just Parler that has problems with its digital security. Truth Social also faces embarrassment after the site for the beta hasn’t been announced yet discovered by an online hacker, allowing internet trolls and journalists Register an account like everyone from Trump himself arrive Former Vice President Mike Pence.
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* First published: February 9, 2022, 12:42 pm CST
Mikael Thalen is a technology and security reporter based in Seattle covering social media, data breaches, hackers, etc.
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