Oct 21, 2021

Trump to launch new social media platform TRUTH Social

Former US President Donald Trump has announced plans to launch a new social media network, called TRUTH Social. Social media firms were under pressure throughout Mr Trump's presidency to ban him, with his posts criticised as insulting, inflammatory or peddling outright falsehoods. Responding to the riots, Mr Trump called those at the Capitol "Patriots" and showed no sign of accepting the result of the election, prompting Twitter and Facebook to rule that it was too risky to allow him to continue to use their sites. An early version of his latest venture, TRUTH Social, will be open to invited guests next month, and will have a "Nationwide rollout" within the first three months of 2022, according to a statement by Trump Media & Technology Group. Mr Trump's announcement comes months after his former aide Jason Miller launched another social media company called GETTR.His criticism, that social media silences conservative voices, is shared by many Republicans, although Facebook data shows that figures such as Ben Shapiro and Dan Bongino, as well as outlets like Fox News and The Daily Caller, consistently appear among the site's top performing posts.

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