Shortly after the riots on Capitol on January 6, more than a dozen social media platforms such as Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube blocked a large number of personal accounts and online communities, including former U.S. President Trump, on the grounds of “inciting violence”.
U.S. media revealed that on February 5th local time, Trump “comebacked” on the social platform Gab, posting his first post on social media since the beginning of January.
According to Business Insider on February 6, Trump shared a statement written by his impeachment defense team to California Rep.
Jamie Raskin, the chief impeachment manager of the Democratic Party, on February 4th local time in Gab.
In the statement, defense team lawyers represented David Schoen and Bruce L. Castor) wrote, “We have received your latest PR stunt.
Your letter only confirms the fact that everyone knows: you can’t provide relevant evidence against the 45th President of the United States (Trump), who is now just an ordinary citizen.”
The impeachment trial against Trump will begin on the 9th of this month.
Under the impeachment procedure, two-thirds of the senators in the final ruling must agree to the conviction before the impeachment can be implemented.
The House Impeachment Committee asked Trump to take an oath in court, but it was refused.
According to the report, Gab is a popular social networking website among far-right supporters, which Trump joined before he was elected president in August 2016.
The British newspaper The Independent reported that in the 12 hours after Trump’s Twitter was suspended, the website’s users increased by more than 10,000 per hour and reached 12 million visits.
In addition, members of Q (QAnon), a conspiracy the pro-Trump conspiracy theorist group, have been active on Gab for many years, but Gab CEO Tolba said that members of the group have never made any violent remarks on the website.