President Donald Trump is set to launch his own social media app, ‘TRUTH’, which he said would “stand up to Big Tech” companies such as Twitter and Facebook that have barred him from their platforms.
TRUTH Social will be created through a new company formed by a merger of the Trump Media and Technology Group and a special acquisition company (SPAC), according to a press statement distributed by both organisations.
“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,” Trump said in a written statement included in the press statement.
“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,” he said.
The social network, set for a beta launch next month and full rollout in the first quarter of 2022, is the first of three stages in the company’s plans, followed by a subscription video-on-demand service called TMTG+ that will feature entertainment, news and podcasts, according to the news release.
Twitter, Facebook and other social media platforms banned Trump from their services after hundreds of his supporters rioted at the U.
Capitol on Jan.
That protest came after a speech by Trump in which he falsely claimed that his November election loss was due to widespread fraud, an assertion rejected by multiple courts and state election officials.
Donald Trump set to launch social media platform