“Truth Social” – Trump announces his own social network

Donald Trump

The former president has long resisted his exclusion from major social networks.

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Los Angeles Former US President Donald Trump wants to found an alternative social network. “Truth Social” is the name of the new platform, announced Trump on Wednesday evening in a message from a newly founded company. Truth means truth in German.

The network for invited guests should start in November, and then nationwide in early 2022. The aim is to stand up to the “tyranny” of the big tech companies. “We live in a world in which the Taliban have a huge presence on Twitter, but your dearest American president has been silenced,” said Trump.

Twitter, as well as Facebook and Youtube, blocked Trump’s accounts in January shortly before the end of his term in office. The trigger was the storming of the US Capitol by supporters of Trump – and that he expressed sympathy for the attackers.

He also continues to claim, without any evidence, that his presidential election victory in November was stolen by fraud. With that he heated up the mood in the country.

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Twitter, where more than 80 million users followed Trump, was until then the most important communication platform for him. The ex-president has been fighting against blocking his account for a long time.

Trump has now also announced that he has also founded a new media company – the Trump Media & Technology Group. The company was said to have merged with Digital World Acquisition Corp. arose and wanted to go public.

It should be a competitor for the “liberal media consortium” and defend itself against Silicon Valley companies that have used their one-sided power to silence opposition voices in America. Trump announced that he would soon publish his first “truth” on Truth Social.

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