Former US President Donald Trump will unveil his social media platform on February 21. Whose name is Truth Social? After being found guilty of inciting violence against the Capitol Hill building, Trump was banned from all social media platforms. After staying away from social media, Trump will reconnect with his fans through his own social media platform. The Truth Social app is already listed on the Apple App Store.
Donald Trump New Social Media App Truth
The app is available for pre-order ahead of going live on US President’s Day. It will be available on the App Store, but Apple and Trump’s management has declined to comment on the social media app’s launch. However, a source close to Trump told Reuters that the app would be available on February 21.
Donald Trump’s app will work like Twitter.
Truth Social, Trump Media and Technology Group (TMTG) is similar to Twitter. The app allows people to follow other people and shows the latest trends, demo images of the app have also surfaced. However, instead of a tweet, the post will be called “Truth” as it is a social media app, and nothing but the truth will be written on the platform.
Truth Social looks like a Twitter clone based on the screenshot in the App Store listing. The profile page shown in a screenshot almost looks like Twitter, and the post shows icons for reply, retweet, saving and sharing.
The report said Twitter was Trump’s favourite megaphone for years until he was permanently banned in January 2021, shortly after the January 6 uprising on the US Capitol. Trump will not only launch a platform like Twitter, but he also has another platform in the pipeline that will be similar to YouTube. Not only this but a podcast network of TMTG will also be launched.
Truth Social listed on App Store
A Reuters report shows that TMTG is valued at $5.3 billion (about Rs 39,430 crore), with the app’s shares reportedly rising 20 per cent after news of the app’s listing on the App Store.
On January 6, Trump was banned from all social media platforms, including YouTube, Facebook and Twitter, for encouraging his supporters to vandalize the Capitol Hill building. After being banned from social media, Donald Trump filed a lawsuit against big tech companies. In his lawsuit, Trump has targeted the removal of Facebook and its CEO Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey and Google CEO Sundar Pichai from the social media app.