Donald Trump announces new social media platform, Truth Social, after being banned from major apps

Written by on October 20, 2021

Former President Donald Trump introduced Wednesday he plans to launch his personal social media platform referred to as Reality Social, after he has been banned from a number of different common social media websites.

In a press launch, the Trump Media and Expertise Group stated it has entered a merger with Digital World Acquisition Corp. to develop into a publicly listed firm, with Trump as its chairman.

“I’m excited to ship out my first TRUTH on TRUTH Social very quickly. TMTG was based with a mission to offer a voice to all,” Trump stated within the assertion.

Trump was banned from the largest social media platforms — Twitter, Fb and YouTube — after his supporters stormed the Capitol in the course of the Jan. 6 riot, over considerations that his continued presence on social media would incite extra violence. YouTube stated its ban can be lifted after the “danger of violence” decreases, Fb stated Trump might come again to the platform on the soonest in 2023 and Twitter stated its ban can be everlasting.

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Trump stated in his assertion Wednesday that Reality Social would “stand as much as the tyranny of Huge Tech.” The platform will likely be accessible via an app on the Apple Retailer as a beta model for trial by “invited company” in November and the corporate expects a full rollout within the first quarter of 2022. 

Trump Media and Expertise Group additionally plans to launch a video on demand service, TMTG+, to function “non-woke” content material, it stated.

Trump and his community have been constructing as much as the discharge of his personal platform, which he hinted at earlier this year. Up to now he had a big presence on Twitter, the place he launched assaults towards critics and broke information about his administration. Since his absence from the foremost social media websites, Trump has despatched a continuing stream of press releases with tweet-like statements to the media and supporters.

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