After having been banned from several social media platforms, Trump declared Wednesday that he would launch Truth Social.
Trump Media and Technology Group issued a press release announcing that it has merged with Digital World Acquisition Corp. and will become a publicly listed corporation with Trump as its chairman.
“I am excited that I will soon be sending out my first TRUTH on TRUTH.com. Trump made the statement, “TMTG was founded to give a voice all.”
Trump was barred from Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and other major social media platforms after his supporters stormed Capitol riot on Jan. 6. They were worried that Trump’s continued presence online would lead to more violence. YouTube stated its ban would be lifted once the “risk for violence” has decreased. Facebook suggested that Trump could be allowed back on the platform as early as 2023. Twitter claimed its ban would be permanent.
Trump made Wednesday’s statement that Truth Social would stand up against the tyranny imposed by Big Tech. In November, the platform will be available on the Apple Store as a beta edition for “invited guest” testing. The company expects to roll out the full version in the first half of 2022.
Trump Media and Technology Group plan to launch a video streaming service, TMTG+. This will be able to offer “non-woke content,” it said.
$u” href=”https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2021/03/21/trump-launch-social-media-platform-coming-months-aide-says/4791721001/”>he hinted at earlier this year. In the past, he was active on Twitter where he made attacks on critics and shared news about his administration. Trump has sent out constant press releases containing tweet-like statements to his supporters and media members since his departure from social media.