The launch of the platform, dubbed TRUTH Social, comes months after Trump was banned from most major social media sites.
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Former United States President Donald Trump has announced the launch of his own social media platform, nine months after being kicked from all major sites for his role in allegedly inciting violence on Capitol Hill after his electoral defeat last year.
In a statement on Wednesday, Trump said the launch of Trump Media & Technology Group (TMTG) and its “TRUTH Social” app was aimed at remedying its suspensions of sites such as Facebook and Twitter following the takeover. assault on the Capitol on January 6. by his supporters as lawmakers gathered to certify the victory of Democratic rival Republicans, incumbent President Joe Biden.
“We live in a world where the Taliban have a strong presence on Twitter, but your favorite US president has been silenced. This is unacceptable, ”Trump said in the written statement included in a press release.
“I am delighted to be posting my first TRUTH on TRUTH Social very soon. TMTG was founded with the mission of giving everyone a voice. I’m excited to start sharing my thoughts on TRUTH Social and tackling Big Tech soon, ”he said.
The social network is slated for preliminary rollout in November and full rollout in the first quarter of 2022, the statement said. It is created by a new company formed by the merger of TMTG and a special acquisition company.
The social media platform is the first of three stages in the company’s plans, followed by a subscription video-on-demand service called TMTG + that will deliver entertainment, news and podcasts, and entry to the network. cloud computing space, according to the Liberation.
Trump, who was impeached by the US House of Representatives for his role in inciting rioters on Jan.6 but later acquitted of charges by the then Republican-controlled US Senate, has expressed his desire to launch his own media platform after his presidency.
An earlier effort to start a blog on its existing website was scrapped after the page attracted dismal views.
In May, a semi-independent Facebook watchdog confirmed Trump’s suspension from the site, on which he had around 35 million followers, while criticizing the unlimited nature of the ban and calling on the company to determine a more concrete timetable for the ban. within six months.
In July, Trump sued Facebook, Twitter and Google, along with their CEOs, demanding the restoration of his accounts and punitive damages.