Former President Donald Trump said he will launch his own social media network called TRUTH Social in early 2022.The new Trump Media & Technology Group said it will create a rival social network to the current ‘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.’ Trump, who will serve as TMTG’s chairman, said, ‘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.’This is unacceptable.I am excited to send out my first TRUTH on TRUTH Social very soon.
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.Everyone asks me why doesn’t someone stand up to Big Tech? Well, we will be soon!’ Donald Trump will create his own brand of social media to compete with Silicon Valley in 2022 The social network’s app is available for pre-order on the Apple store Scott St.
John was named head of TMTG+ Corporate Operations to oversee the new streaming service.The TRUTH Social app is currently available for pre-order on the Apple App store, with plans to launch a beta version for testers in November.
A nationwide rollout is expected in the first quarter of 2022, according to a TMTG statement.Trump Media & Technology Group will merge with Digital World Acquisitions Corps to launch a social media and video streaming services tailored for conservatives and supporters of former President Donald Trump.DWAC is a Miami-based special purpose acquisition company with a $293 million trust to finance TMTG’s launch as a publicly traded company.TMTG is expected to have an initial value of $875 million, with a potential additional earnout of $825 million, combining to a total $1.7 billion.
Along with social media service, TMTG also plans to launch a subscription video on demand service called TMTG+, which it says will feature ‘non-woke’ entertainment programing, news, podcasts and more.Scott St.
John, executive producer of Deal or No Deal and America’s Got Talent, was named head of TMTG+ Corporate Operations and will oversee the service.Patrick Orland, CEO of Digital World Acquisitions Corp, said his company would merge with TMTG to create the new services.’Digital World was formed to create public shareholder value and we believe that TMTG is one of the most promising business combination partners to fulfill that purpose.’DWAC currently has $293 Million in trust, assuming minimal redemptions, which can fuel TMTG’s scale up, including to provide world class leading technology services to build strong and secure social networks and diverse media offerings.’ TMTG is expected to have an initial value of $875 million, with a potential additional earnout of $825 million, combining to a total $1.7 billion.Trumps move comes as he was banned from Twitter, Facebook and Instagram earlier this year following the January 6 Capitol Hill riot.
The Twitter ban is permanent, with Facebook and Instagram saying they’ll consider reinstating Trump at a later date.Trump famously used Twitter to reveal policy decisions, fire aides and argue with critics, and considered it a vital means of communication with his 88 million followers, many of them supporters.The president is among those being investigated by the January 6 committee for allegedly knowing about the riot before hand and helping to organize it.
The former president had previously lashed out against the companies, claiming they were infringing on his freedom of speech and run by ‘Radical Left Lunatics.’ With his social media presence hindered, Trump had been left to communicate with supporters through his website, From the Desk of Donald J.Trump, which was launched in May.Facebook recently suffered backlash from Republicans who were outraged after a bombshell report claimed Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife gave nearly $420million to nonprofits that aided in the administration and infrastructure of the 2020 election, and heavily favored Democrat counties.Donald Trump’s TRUTH Social is the former president’s latest step to build a conservative-leaning social network to rival Facebook and Twitter.Trump launched a communications platform in May called ‘From the Desk of Donald J.Trump’, which gets around his social media bans by allowing supporters to share his statements on Twitter and Facebook.
The platform, linked to Trump’s website, allowed only the former president to upload content, which users could then share on other social media outlets.Former President Donald Trump launched a webpage, www.DonaldJTrump.com/desk, which allows supporters to share the statements Trump has been emailing to the press to their social media platforms The platform was seen as a major flop, which only garnered a little more than 212,000 engagements in its first weeks, a fraction of what the attention Trump’s tweets usually got, The Daily Beast reported.It was taken down about a month later in June.It is currently unknown if TRUTH Social will operate the same was as From the Desk of Donald J.Trump or if it will be a complete social media platform that allows anyone to create posts.
A TRUTH Social app is currently available for pre-order on the Apple App store, with plans to launch a beta version for testers in November.
Facebook and Twitter banned Donald Trump from their services following the January 6 riot.Pictured, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg faced criticism for his alleged bias against the former president The January 6 Capitol riot was aimed at blocking Congress from certifying the election win for Joe Biden and resulted in five deaths and the second impeachment of Trump Zuckerberg, 37, and his wife Priscilla Chan, 36, donated $419.5million to The Center for Technology and Civic Life (CTCL) and The Center for Election Innovation and Research (CEIR), which the report says was given with specific conditions.Using the donations, both CTCL and CEIR sent funds to local governments to implement administrative practices, voting methods, data-sharing agreements, and outreach programs for the 2020 elections, according to the report published in the Federalist on Tuesday.Analysis shows Biden-winning counties were three times more likely to get funding from the organizations than Trump ones, and the Democrats were reportedly given a significant boost in key swing states through promotion of practices that have typically favored their vote tally, such as mail-in voting.
While CTCL and CEIR are both non-partisan organizations, the report calls the non-profits ‘demonstrably ideological’, and claims both likely contributed to the record-breaking turnout that led to Joe Biden’s win in 2020.Zuckerberg has been under a barrage of criticism from GOP lawmakers after a bombshell report detailed his $400 million donation on Tuesday CTCL grants, which largely went to Democrat-heavy counties, boosted the dollar per vote value of a Biden voter.A Biden-wining county was 3.5 times more likely to be funded by CTCL and Trump, and on average the dollar per vote for Biden was $2.85 compared to only $0.59 for Trump.In Philadelphia, the highest funded Biden county, the average dollar per vote was $6.32 compared to Berks, the highest funded Trump county, which was only $1.12 Zuckerberg’s contributions to the groups nearly matched the federal and state funding for COVID-19 related election expenses, which totaled $479.5million during the 2020 election.
North Carolina Rep.Dan Bishop accused the tech billionaire of putting ‘his thumb on the scale’ to give Democrats an edge in last year’s races.’Our elections are not for sale, but Mark Zuckerberg apparently believes otherwise as he did all he could to put a thumb on the scale for Democrats in 2020,’ Bishop told DailyMail.com.’It’s clear that no one meddled more in the last election than Zuckerberg and the Big Tech elites.’ Kentucky Senator Rand Paul on Wednesday ripped Zuckerberg for trying to ‘purchase’ Wisconsin, a critical battleground state that was reportedly targeted by one of the Zuckerberg-funded groups, for Biden.’Are our elections for sale? Did Mark Zuckerberg purchase the Wisconsin Presidential election?’ Paul asked..