On Wednesday, former President Donald Trump announced the upcoming launch of “TRUTH Social,” his own social media network. The platform is part of the Trump Media & Technology Group.
TRUTH Social To Stand Up To Big Tech
In a release, Trump issued a statement on why he created his own social network platform. “I created TRUTH Social and TMTG to stand up to the tyranny of Big Tech.
We live in a world where the Taliban has a huge presence on Twitter, yet your favorite American President has been silenced. This is unacceptable.”
“I am excited to send out my first TRUTH on TRUTH Social very soon. TMTG was founded with a mission to give a voice to all. I’m excited to soon begin sharing my thoughts on TRUTH Social and to fight back against Big Tech. Everyone asks me why doesn’t someone stand up to Big Tech? Well, we will be soon!” Trump added.
TRUTH Social Is Pushback Against Trump’s Ban From Other Social Media Platforms
Earlier this year, major social media companies banned Trump as a result of the January 6 capitol riots. Facebook and Twitter led the ban, which disabled the President’s accounts and prevented him from posting messages. It also banned other users from forwarding any messages or posts coming from Trump’s accounts.
This is not the first time that Trump started his own social network. Earlier this year, he launched a blog “From the Desk of Donald J. Trump” but shut it down almost immediately.
In between, the Republican stalwart also petitioned a federal court to reinstate his Twitter account. “Coerced by members of the United States Congress, operating under an unconstitutional immunity granted by a permissive federal statute, and acting directly with federal officials, Defendant is censoring Plaintiff, a former President of the United States,” Trump’s motion wrote.
Recapturing His Audience
The former president has been planning the launch of his new endeavor for months. However, advisers earlier feared that many Americans will think that this new platform is like his failed blog.
A low turnout and underwhelming user-based can cast doubt on the President’s staying power in the social media universe.
What Trump wants to recreate is his large number of Twitter followers, which number in the millions. At one point, his account had over 88.7 million followers. As a result, his presidency was often defined by his frequent use of Twitter. He used the messaging app to respond to critics or announce policy changes or appointments.
Trump Media & Technology Group
Trump plans to launch a beta site for selected guest users by November. He expects to fully launch the network by the first quarter of 2022.
The announcement came with the message that the Trump Media & Technology Group will merge with Digital World Acquisition Corp. This will allow TMTG to become a publicly listed company. DWAC is a blank check company, an entity whose purpose is to acquire or merge with other companies
The Trump Media & Technology Group also announced plans to launch a subscription-based video service called TMTG+ that will show “non-woke” programming.
Reality television producer Scott St. John will call the shots on TMTG+.St. John previously worked on national shows such as “Deal or No Deal” and “America’s Got Talent.”
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