Former President Donald Trump has announced the forthcoming launch of his own social media company and platform called TRUTH Social. He plans to rival the existing “liberal media consortium” and the “tyranny of big tech.”
Former President Donald Trump has long spoken of launching his own rival social media network. He now appears to be bringing that idea to reality, as he announced the forthcoming launch of his own new company and platform on Wednesday, The Blaze reported.
“Trump Media & Technology Group’s mission is to create a rival to the liberal media consortium and fight back against the ‘Big Tech’ companies of Silicon Valley, which have used their unilateral power to silence opposing voices in America,” a statement released on Wednesday by the company read.
“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,” Trump said in the release. “This is unacceptable.”
“I am excited to send out my first TRUTH on TRUTH Social very soon,” Trump continued. “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,” Trump added. “Everyone asks me why doesn’t someone stand up to Big Tech? Well, we will be soon!”
An app for Trump’s forthcoming social media network is available for preorder on the Apple Store, the Daily Mail reported.
In November, a beta launch of the platform for “invited guests” and testers is rumored, followed by a full launch of the network sometime in the first quarter of 2022, according to The Hill.
Trump has been largely banned from major social media networks, including Facebook and Twitter, starting at the beginning of the year after the Jan. 6 Capitol riot, The Hill reported.
After leaving office, Trump first operated a blog similar in style to Twitter before shutting it down about a month after it was launched.
In early October, Trump filed a lawsuit asking a federal judge to force Twitter into reinstating his account.
“Coerced by members of the United States Congress, operating under an unconstitutional immunity granted by a permissive federal statute, and acting directly with federal officials, Defendant is censoring Plaintiff, a former President of the United States,” the motion read.