Published: 21st October 2021
Banned from social media, Trump builds own social media platform TRUTH Social
In addition to the app, which is expected to soft-launch next month, with a nationwide rollout early next year, the company says it is planning a video-on-demand service
You kick Trump out of social media, he makes his own. Nine months after being expelled from social media for his role in inciting the January 6 Capitol insurrection, former US President Donald Trump said Wednesday he's launching a new media company with its own social media platform.
Trump says his goal in launching the Trump Media & Technology Group and its TRUTH Social" app is to create a rival to the Big Tech companies that have shut him out and denied him the megaphone that was paramount to his national rise.
We live in a world where the Taliban has a huge presence on Twitter, yet your favorite American President has been silenced," he said in a statement. This is unacceptable, he said. In a release, the new venture announced it had been created through a merger with Digital World Acquisition Corp and said it seeks to become a publicly listed company.
Trump has spoken about launching his own social media site ever since he was barred from Twitter and Facebook. An earlier effort to launch a blog on his existing website was abandoned after the page drew dismal views.
In addition to the app, which is expected to soft-launch next month, with a nationwide rollout early next year, the company says it is planning a video-on-demand service that will feature entertainment programming, news and podcasts.