Former United States President Donald Trump is launching a social media platform similar to Twitter and calling it Truth Social.
According to Trump, the new platform is meant to “fight back against Big Tech,” the platforms, including Facebook, Twitter and Snapchat, that blocked him earlier this year.
“We live in a world where the Taliban has a huge presence on Twitter, yet your favorite American President has been silenced,” Trump said in a statement. “This is unacceptable.” He also added, “I’m excited to soon begin sharing my thoughts on TRUTH Social and to fight back against Big Tech.”
Some reports have said that he’s been working on a platform like this one since right after he left the White House last January.
In October last year, Trump said he planned on merging his media company with a blank-check company called Digital World Acquisition Corp., but that’s facing some legal problems.
The app launched on Presidents Day and has reportedly been in testing since December. It’s also been telling users that there’s a lengthy waiting list.
But after launching yesterday, Truth Social got off to a rocky start. Some of its users, for example, were unable to register, and others received error messages.
The app’s logo has also been said to be similar to Trailar Ltd.’s, which is a small United Kingdom-based sustainable transport company.
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