Former US President Donald Trump announced Wednesday the launch of his own social network with the name ‘Truth Social’, with which he seeks to regain his presence on digital platforms after being expelled from Twitter and Facebook.
The new platform will be fully operational in the first quarter of 2022, but will have a beta version for “guests” in November this year, according to a statement from Trump Media and Technology Group (TMTG), a company created to promote this initiative and with which the former president intends to face “the tyranny of ‘big tech'”.
“We live in a world where the Taliban have a huge presence on Twitter, but their favorite American president has been silenced. This is unacceptable,” he has stressed in this regard, reports U.S. media ‘The Hill’.
In addition, it has been advanced that TMTG will go public after reaching an agreement with another firm called Digital World Acquisition Corporation. Likewise, Trump’s company has plans to launch a subscription video service called ‘TMTG+’, which will include entertainment programming.
Trump was banned by major social media companies for his role in inciting the assault on the U.S. Capitol on January 6.
Twitter banned Trump permanently, while Facebook announced earlier this year that the former president would be suspended from the platform for at least two years, with the possibility of reinstatement in 2023 if the public safety risk had diminished, according to the U.S. news agency Bloomberg.
In an attempt to resume contact with his public through the digital world, after leaving the White House he managed a blog similar to Twitter, but closed it about a month later. Also, in early October, the former president asked a U.S. federal judge to force Twitter to reinstate his account.