Former President Trump announced the launch of his own new social media platform — “TRUTH Social,” a new social media platform seeking to rival the “liberal media consortium.”
Trump Media and Technology Group and Digital World Acquisition Group have entered into a merger to form a new company, chaired by Trump. TMTG revealed that it had been created through a merger with Digital World Acquisition Corp. and is seeking to become a publicly listed company, pending the approval of regulators and shareholders.
Trump says the group will create “a rival to the liberal media consortium.” Dubbed ‘TRUTH Social,’ the social media platform is posed to “stand up to the tyranny of Big Tech.”
“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. This is unacceptable,” Trump said in the statement.
“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. Everyone asks me why doesn’t someone stand up to Big Tech? Well, we will be soon!” Trump added.
A beta version will be available to invited guests next month, according to the news release, with the app available on the Apple Store or Google Play for “pre-order.” A national rollout is expected in the first quarter of 2022.
The company also teased creating a subscription-based video-on-demand service, TMTG+, which it said would feature “‘non-woke’ entertainment programming, news, podcasts, and more.” This operation will be led by Scott St. John, a longtime executive producer of reality competition and game shows, including “Deal or No Deal” and “America’s Got Talent.”
Trump has teased creating his own social media platform to take down big tech following his permanent suspension from Twitter and Facebook amid the Jan.6 Capitol riots earlier this year. Former Trump senior adviser Jason Miller revealed that the former president was planning to make a return to social media within the next “two or three months” but with “his own platform.”
The former president formerly experimented with a blog-style news feed platform dubbed “From The Desk of Donald J. Trump” that had the option for supporters to share the sometimes lengthy post statements on Twitter and Facebook. However, big tech quickly “shadow-banned” the shared post from being viewed on users’ feeds and also suspended accounts they assumed association with the blog. Trump shut the online webpage down a month later in June due to low webpage interactions and the former president gearing up plans to soon open the highly anticipated platform.
Miller launched his own platform, GETTR on July 4th and was in talks with Trump for months about the possibility of the former president joining his platform. However, in a statement, Wednesday Miller revealed that he and Trump “just couldn’t come to terms on a deal,” but still wished his former boss best wishes on “re-entering the social media fray.”
“Congratulations to President Trump for re-entering the social media fray!” Miller said. “Now Facebook and Twitter will lose even more market share.”
Those interested in joining TRUTH Social can visit www.truthsocial.com to sign up for the “invite list” to the Beta version app.