Trump has announced that he will start a new social media, called Truth Social. Donald Trump got banned on nearly every social media platform out there. His only way to get attention again is to start a new platform where he can’t get banned. In a statement, Trump said: “I’m excited to soon begin sharing my thoughts on Truth Social and to fight back against big tech,”. While the platform is pitched as a free and open communication service that encourages “honest global conversation”, However, the platform is pitched as a free and open communication service. But making fun of the site is not allowed.
Competing with the current social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Tiktok and many many others will be tough. Yesterday people on the internet found a secret link and many people started flooding the service with troll messages. It took less than 2 hours for the site to be taken down again. Will this be an omen for the future?
Someone also was able to take a screenshot of the app itself, it looks a lot like Twitter. If you like someone’s post you can “RE-TRUTH” that message.
In July, Trump sued Facebook, Twitter, and Google for allegedly censoring him. The companies have so far upheld their bans and suspensions on the former president, though Facebook plans to revisit its decision in two years. The Social media platform is owned by the Digital World Acquisition Corp and Trump Media & Technology Group (where Trump is the chairman). A total of 293 million dollars is being invested.
The future is uncertain
It remains to be seen if this Platform will be a massive fail, or win. The first signs are speaking against it though. With the Internet doing its thing, many people are against Trump. I believe there will be people using the new service. But I don’t think it will be an open platform. A different more conservative platform didn’t get much traction either. Trump has had many ventures in the past that have failed. Will this be another one?
Furthermore, Trump is currently dealing with his own brand problems facing the violence on the 6 of Jan, experts believe that the people who would join Truth Social would likely be limited. Yes, there will be a lot of sign-ups when the site opens. However, I expect that many of these will be troll accounts giving the moderators plenty of banning to do.
The Social media platform is planned to be released beginning in 2022, people can sign up on truthsocial.com. A Beta is going to start already in November though for select audiences. It is going to be interesting to see what is going to happen for sure! We will keep you up to date with any new developments.