Donald Trump To Launch Social Media Platform Called Truth Social
By Johana Bhuiyan
The former president, who remains banned from Facebook and Twitter, has a goal to rival those tech giants.
Donald Trump announced plans to launch a social media app called Truth Social.
The former president, who was banned from Facebook and Twitter earlier this year, says his goal is to rival the tech companies that have denied him the megaphone that was paramount to his rise.
“I’m excited to soon begin sharing my thoughts on Truth Social and to fight back against big tech,” Trump said in a statement.
While the platform is pitched as a free and open communication service that encourages “honest global conversation”, the terms of service agreement prohibits users from making fun of the site. To access the platform, users agree not to “disparage, tarnish, or otherwise harm, in our opinion, us and/or the site”.
Trump announced the news in a press release on Wednesday, saying the platform will be open to “invited users” for a beta launch in November, with plans to make it available to the broader public in the beginning of next year. Truth Social will be a product of a new venture called the Trump Media & Technology Group, which was created through a merger with Digital World Acquisition Corp. The group said it seeks to become a publicly listed company.
A link to the Truth Social website directs users to sign up for a wait list or to pre-order the app via the Apple App Store. There, screenshots of the Truth Social app show a user profile that bears a striking resemblance to a Twitter profile. The name Truth Social was trademarked by Trump Group Corp in July, according to public filings.
Though the platform is not officially open to users yet, some were able to access the app and create an account through a URL that has now been taken down. A reporter at the Daily Dot was able to create an account and profile as @DonaldTrump.
In July, Trump sued Facebook, Twitter, and Google for allegedly censoring him. The companies have so far upheld their bans and suspensions on the former president, though Facebook plans to revisit its decision in two years.
“We live in a world where the Taliban has a huge presence on Twitter, yet your favorite American president has been silenced,” Trump said in a statement. “This is unacceptable.”
A Guardian request for a comment from the Trump Media & Technology Group on the new venture was not returned before publication.
It isn’t the first time Trump has plotted a return to social media. His previous efforts have included an online communication tool called “From the Desk of Donald J Trump”, which has been described as a “glorified blog”.
A new social media platform Truthbook.social built by the people for the people, a force for good. Powered by Australian National Review an independent, not for profit news media company, built by the people for the people, as well.
Also, the platform will be known as ANR Social too.
Another new comer to the alternate social media platforms is www.truthbook.social
No, this isn’t Trump’s Truth.social
In fact, it soft launched before Trump’s October 21st, 2021 announcement of his plans.
And unlike Trump’s planned social media platform, Truthbook.social is already a working model with active users in its soft launch and backed by Global Independent Media news sites and self-made millionaire, and Political Commentator, Founder Jamie McIntyre.
Also see www.truthcoin.social, the new cryptocurrency backing truthbook.social to provide alternatives to fakebook, and Instasham, and screwtube, and offers large incentives for donors such as:
$1000 USD turns into $4000 Truthcoin
$2500 USD turns into $15,000 Truthcoin
$5000 USD turns into $40,000 Truthcoin
$10,000 USD turns into $100,000 Truthcoin
$15,000 USD turns into $175,000 Truthcoin
Truthcoin is reportedly listing in the second quarter in 2022 on mid-tier exchanges such as Azbits, and Coinbits at a $0.20 cents USD list price, before going onto tier 1 exchanges.