Former President Donald Trump plans to create a social network. The platform will be called TRUTH Social and will launch in early November, initially by invitation only.
The network is owned by Trump Media & Technology Group (TMTG) and the goal is for there to also be a streaming service where Trump and his followers can speak freely.
“I created TRUTH SOCIAL and TMTG to stand up to big technology. We live in a world where the Taliban has a huge Twitter presence but your favorite President of the United States is being silenced,” Trump wrote in a statement. He calls it “unacceptable” and wants the network to be a “competitor” what he calls “mainstream media”.
Trump’s accounts were banned by Twitter and Facebook after his supporters stormed the Capitol on January 6. Prior to these measures, social media had already begun posting warnings and fact-checking on Trump’s posts, which often contained inaccurate information.
Earlier this month, it emerged that Trump was trying to force a Florida court to use Twitter again. He had 88 million followers on that platform. Facebook previously announced that Trump’s profiles, including his Instagram page, will remain inactive until 2023.
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