MAGA Social Media Networks Are at War With Each Over a Potential Trump Account - 2019-06-04
The two most prominent right-wing social media networks are clashing over who will score a Donald Trump account, even though it's not clear that the president will be posting on either of them any time soon.
The tensions between two rival platforms popular with the right, Gab and Parler, broke into the open last week after Politico reported that Trump campaign officials are considering opening an account for the president on Parler. Trump campaign manager Brad Parscale has made an account on the social network, and met with Parler CEO John Matze in early May.
Faced with the prospect of a competing social network getting a veritable Trump endorsement, Gab has gone on the offensive. In an email to The Daily Beast, the site's founder Andrew Torba suggested that Parler is a dead social network popular only with minor Trumpworld hangers-on.