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Donald Trump to launch TRUTH Social online app platform

Victor Barreiro Jr.
Donald Trump to launch TRUTH Social online app platform

Donald Trump photo by Octavio Jones/Reuters

Donald Trump's new venture is meant to serve as 'a rival to the liberal media consortium,' according to a press release

Former president Donald Trump announced on Wednesday, October 20 (Thursday, October 21 Philippine time) he was launching his own social media application, called TRUTH Social, on Apple’s App Store.

According to a press release, Trump Media and Technology Group and Digital World Acquisition Group entered into a merger agreement to form a new company which would be chaired by Trump.

The new company will serve as “a rival to the liberal media consortium and fight back against the ‘Big Tech’ companies of Silicon Valley.”

A beta version meant for invited users is set to come out in November, the release said. A rollout in the US is slated for the first quarter of 2022.

The news comes after Trump was suspended from Twitter and Facebook earlier in the year. Trump sued Twitter, Facebook, and Google in July, alleging they unlawfully silenced conservative viewpoints.

ABC News added Trump’s TRUTH Social announcement follows the creation of GETTR in July by Jason Miller, Trump’s longtime aide.

The former president clarified shortly after GETTR’s launch however, that he was “not on any social media platform in any way, shape, or form, including Parler, GETTR, Gab, etc. When I decide to choose a platform, or build or complete my own, it will be announced.” – Rappler.com

Victor Barreiro Jr.

Victor Barreiro Jr is part of Rappler's Central Desk. An avid patron of role-playing games and science fiction and fantasy shows, he also yearns to do good in the world, and hopes his work with Rappler helps to increase the good that's out there.