New York (DOCLAD): The former president was expelled from all major platforms such as Facebook, Instagram and Twitter after the January 6 terrorist attack on Congress, and references to Trump have fallen to a five-year low.
Recently, he started his own blog Donald J. From Trump’s desk. There, the former president reveals himself as he did on Twitter. At the same time, Trump supporters have done everything they can to promote it. But so far the audience is not thrilled.
It emerges from the statistics of homogeneity, writes Washington Post.
The entire Trump website received about four million visits in the week of May 18 from mobile and desktop in the United States. This is 60 percent of the traffic to right-wing websites like Newsmax and The Gateway Pundit.
Websites such as the recipe site Delish, the pet adoption site Bedfinder, and the news magazine Atlantic also had high visits, according to a similar website.
During the same period, Facebook and Twitter were the only giants with 896 million and 329 million visits, respectively. There has been no sign of Trump supporters leaving these sites since Trump was ousted.
In the first three months of the year, Facebook had about 195 daily users in the United States. Twitter grew to 38 million by five million daily visitors.
Commitment is declining
Numbers could indicate that Trump is becoming irrelevant on the Internet. This is despite the fact that Republicans in Congress are doing everything they can to stay loyal to him.
Most recently last week, Republicans in the House of Representatives loyally supported Trump and ousted Rep. Liz Cheney from a leadership position because he refused to agree with Trump’s lies that led to the election fraud and the January 6 attack.
The Washington Post has collected data from four analytics companies. Statistics also show that content about Trump on Facebook, Twitter, Reddit and Pinterest has dropped 95 percent in terms of readers’ engagement, comments and shares since January. This is the lowest level since Trump became president in 2016.
Trump’s blog posts are shared an average of less than 2,000 times a day. In comparison, the posts on his Facebook page have been commented, shared and liked millions of times. Every week, according to research firm BuzzSumo.
– People do not follow him to his small desktop site, we see it in numbers. The difference is ridiculous. Megan Skyre, a professor of information technology at Elon University, tells the Washington Post that he no longer has the same ability to put his content on people’s faces as he did before.
When Trump supporters attacked Congress on January 6 in an attempt to change the outcome of the election, Trump had 88 million followers on Twitter and 35 followers on Facebook. When he was fired, he sent nearly 56,000 Twitter messages since the first news in 2009. That means he has been sending the next 13 Twitter messages every day for twelve years.
Since January, Trump has been heavily in touch with his spokesman Jason Miller and news releases. This made it very difficult for him to set the agenda as he had done before.
Miller promised Twitter May 4 Trump plans to launch his own social site in addition to the blog.
– Successful new social media requires massive amounts of patience and personal investment, and Trump doesn’t really know any of those qualities. Trump’s biggest obstacle is time. He wants to immediately regain media attention, or by the time of the 2022 midterm elections. Communications consultant Nu Wexler told the Washington Post that he could not build a real social platform by then.
He has previously worked for Twitter, Facebook and the Democratic election campaign.
Others, however, believe that writing Trump is too soon. He still dominates the Republican Party, just six months after he won more than 70 million votes in the presidential election.
– The 70 million people who voted for him hold him fit. They want someone to organize, ”says Lycia Benefit, a professor at the University of Colorado.
He has researched how Trump’s Twitter messages have multiplied on the Internet, and has pointed out that whatever Trump creates, a large group of Americans will stand by him.