(USA Features) Former President Donald Trump teased “something” involving “big tech” that he suggested will be unveiled next week during a Friday interview on Newsmax TV.
“Well watch next week because you’ll see me do something about Big Tech and people have wanted me to do it a long time, and it won’t be too surprising,” Trump said after being asked if he thought it was time to break up the big social media platforms.
“They don’t love me to talk about it early but watch what I do next week on Big Tech,” he added. “I think you’ll find it to be very interesting.”
Last month, the former president told the network he is in favor of taking on censorship on big tech platforms he said congressional Democrats weren’t willing to do.
Deplatformed by Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and other social media sites following the Jan. 6 protest at the Capitol, Trump has often teased a new platform of his own or one that he will be associated with.
Facebook’s independent board upheld the platform’s ban of Trump for a few more months at least, while Twitter has announced that its ban is permanent.
On Friday, Trump said “something harsh has to take place when they can censor conservative voices.”
“Look at me,” he continued. “I had hundreds of millions of followers. Okay, number one on Facebook.”
He also repeated claims he’s made about Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, who he complimented by saying he “couldn’t have been nicer” when they dined once at the White House, but then used “$500 million” in “lockboxes” and that “should be illegal.”
After the 2020 election, “NPR reported after the election that Zuckerberg invested $350 million in the Center for Tech and Civic Life, a nonprofit that helps local election offices deal with the influx of mail-in ballots and drop boxes,” according to Newsmax.
In his Friday interview that included his former acting director of national intelligence, Richard Grenell, Trump said lockboxes “come in oftentimes very late” during the election and then there would be “97% of the vote for Biden and 3% of the vote for Trump.”
“I’m surprised they gave us three. That was, again, the most corrupt election in history,” he continued.
“But what he did there, I think, should be illegal. You know, you’re allowed to give $5,700. He gave $500 million. Gave it through different ways, right? Right but that’s legal. Well, I know they did it with lockboxes,” Trump added.