Former US President Donald Trump is set to launch his own social media platform, Truth Social, on February 21. After being found guilty of inciting violence against the Capitol Hill building, Trump was barred from using any social media platform. Trump will reconnect with his fans on his own social media platform after a hiatus from social media. The Truth Social app is already available on the App Store.
The Trump Media & Technology Group (TMTGTruth )’s Social is similar to Twitter. According to the app’s demo photos, the app allows users to follow other users and displays the most recent trends. However, instead of tweets, the posts will be labelled “truth,” as it appears to be a Truth social media app, and nothing but the truth will be written on the platform. The app is currently available for pre-order before going live on President’s Day in the United States. It will be available on the App Store, but neither Apple nor Trump’s administration has commented on the launch of the social media app. A source close to Trump, however, told Reuters that the app will be available on February 21.
Trump will not only launch a platform similar to Twitter, but he also has another platform in the works similar to YouTube. Not only that, but TMTG will also launch a podcast network.
Trump was barred from using all social media platforms, including YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter, after encouraging supporters to ransack the Capitol Hill building on January 6. Donald Trump filed a lawsuit against major tech companies after being banned from social media. Trump has sued Facebook and its CEO Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, and Google CEO Sundar Pichai for removing him from social media apps.
Trump had said that he wants the court “to order an immediate halt to social media companies” for censoring the American people. “We are demanding an end to the shadow-banning, a stop to the silencing, and a stop to the blacklisting, banishing and cancelling that you know so well,” Trump said during a press conference. He further added that if they could ban a president, they could ban anybody.