After years of bans, censorship, and utter tyranny at the hands of Big Tech, Donald Trump – Former President of the United States – just announced he will head his own major social media company.
With a mission to “stand up to the tyranny of Big Tech,” Trump’s new social media company – called TRUTH Social – will honor and celebrate tenants of free speech and anti-censorship — now considered “racist” in the far-left lexicon of today.
On Wednesday, The 45th president released a press statement announcing his plans for TRUTH Social and his brand new media company, Trump Media & Technology.
TRUTH Social is already available for pre-order in the Apple App store, and the app plans to start its beta launch for invited guests in November. A national rollout is expected in the first quarter of 2022.
This move comes after Trump was essentially black listed from all the major social media platforms during his presidency. He’s repeatedly condemned Big Tech’s censorious actions against him and other conservatives, many of whom have been scrubbed of their online presence without reason.
“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 his press release.
Read his full statement below:
🚨President Donald J. Trump Announces Trump Media & Technology Group🚨
“I created TRUTH Social and TMTG to stand up to the tyranny of Big Tech…
I am excited to send out my first TRUTH on TRUTH Social very soon…” pic.twitter.com/TCZVYq1VJQ
— Liz Harrington (@realLizUSA) October 21, 2021
The terms of service for TRUTH Social, which was last updated in September, lists a number of prohibited activities. However, none of which involve undue banning for an individual’s political affiliation.
It was also announced that Trump Media and Technology Group (TMTG) will start a subscription video on-demand service akin to YouTube, called TMTG+. The service will feature on-demand entertainment programming, news, podcasts, and more.
Former Trump spokesman Jason Miller, who heads GETTR, another social media alternative celebrating free speech rights, congratulated his former boss on TMTG.
“Congratulations to President Trump for re-entering the social media fray!” Miller said. “Now Facebook and Twitter will lose even more market share…”
Trump was arguably the best Twitter user in the platform’s history. Understanding the potential of reaching such a wide audience with one or two lines, coupled with his public relations genius and expert humor, Trump was able to basically tweet his way to the White House. Even before his foray into politics, the Former President posted high-level cultural and political analysis in 180 characters or less — a real feat for anyone who understands social media.
In the White House, Trump announced hirings, firings, celebrated trade deals, and even threatened world leaders all on one single platform – truly a powerful advantage.
After the Jan. 6 debacle, however, Big Tech censors came after the President, slapping disclaimers on many of his posts before eventually de-platforming him altogether.
Though the bans may not be permanent, the Big Tech platforms have indicated Trump may not be welcomed back anytime soon, with Facebook’s independent Oversight Board determining on June 4 the ban would remain in place for at least two years .
In July, Trump launched a class-action lawsuit against the major Big Tech companies and their CEOs.
He argues his free speech rights – and the rights of many banned conservatives – are being infringed given the obvious fact that social media platforms have essentially become the new “public square.”
Just last month he sued to get back his Twitter account , which had tens of millions of followers, and asked a federal judge to force Facebook to reinstate him as he seeks to use the social media giant to influence elections in 2022 — and possibly a 2024 bid of his own.
Author: Elizabeth Tierney