With his new social media site, Truth, Donald Trump is back on the scene.
Trump posted his first post on his future social media platform Truth Social, according to a tweet from his son Donald Jr., writing: ‘Time for some Truth!!!’ ‘Get ready!’ Trump allegedly wrote in his claimed post.
‘You’ll be seeing your beloved president soon.’
According to its Apple App Store page, Truth Social is set to start on Monday, February 21.
The site is nearly identical to Twitter, the social media platform on which Trump was a frequent user until being suspended.
Social media users, echoing Donald Jr.’s assertions, allege that the beta version of Truth Social went live for some users, including the former president, who has been testing the platform.’
Right Side Broadcasting Network’s VP of operations, Liz Willis, tweeted, “TRUTH Social (beta) has dropped and President Trump is active on his own account!” ‘The planet is in the process of healing.’
Since being banned from Twitter and Facebook in the aftermath of the Jan. 6 attack on the US Capitol, when a pro-Trump mob attacked police and stormed Congress, Trump has talked about his plans to take on Big Tech.
He announced he was launching Trump Media Technology Group toward the end of last year, with plans for a subscription video-on-demand service called TMTG+ with entertainment, news and podcasts, as well as the new social media platform.
Screenshots of Trump’s Truth Social account show he reportedly joined the social media network on February 10.As of midday Tuesday, he had 175 followers.
It is unclear if his follower count has since grown as the platform is still not accessible to everyone .
Trump, who will serve as TMTG’s chairman, first announced the creation of Truth Social last fall, saying the platform would create a rival social network to the current ‘liberal media consortium’ and ‘fight back against the ‘Big Tech’ companies of Silicon Valley, which have used their unilateral power to silence opposing voices in America.
‘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,’ he said in October.’
This is unacceptable.
I’m really looking forward to sending out my first TRUTH on TRUTH Social. TMTG was formed with the goal of giving everyone a voice.
I’m looking forward to expressing my opinions on TRUTH Social and fighting Big Tech in the near future.
Why doesn’t someone stand up to Big Tech, everyone asks? ‘Well, we’ll be there shortly!’