As the 45th President of the United States, you’d expect Donald Trump to enjoy the same privileges and platforms of other presidents. Instead, soon after leaving office, Trump was blacklisted by numerous social networks. It was as if the liberal elites of the tech world were so afraid of his ongoing influence, that they thought they could shut him up.
It didn’t work out that way, did it?
According to numerous polls, Trump is more popular than ever before. He continues to reach the public with press releases and interviews. And he has been hosting his legendary rallies in key states since the Summer. But there was one thing missing: a direct connection to Americans he could use any time he wished.
Trump had promised to release his own social network, a platform that protects the First Amendment and would act as a rival to left-wing-controlled social media. After many months and plenty of speculation, Trump made a huge announcement.
Former President Donald Trump announced on Wednesday night a new social media company that he plans to officially launch in Spring 2022 called “TRUTH Social.”…
“TMTG was founded with a mission to give a voice to all,” he added. “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!”…
Trump Media & Technology Group’s mission is to create a rival to the 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. [Source: Daily Wire]
Trump announced the creation of Trump Media & Technology Group, which is launching his own social network simply called TRUTH Social. In a statement, the company announced a merger with Digital World Acquisition Corp. Apparently, this set the new company’s value at $875 million. The ultimate goal of TMTG is to rival the “liberal media consortium” that runs Silicon Valley.
Trump promised that TRUTH Social will be a platform that gives “a voice to all.” The President bashed current social networks for banning our “favorite American President,” while allowing figures from the Taliban to continue broadcasting their toxic views.
It appears this social network will do more than just provide an alternative to existing websites. Trump’s goal is no less than to disrupt the monopolies controlled by the likes of Google, Facebook, and Twitter. But will this risky endeavor succeed?
Plenty of companies have tried to launch their own social platforms. Even ones with novel features and loyal user bases have failed when they tried to go up against larger companies. Already, several conservative-owned “free speech” networks exist. Will TRUTH be able to compete with all these websites and make a presence in a crowded field?
That depends on many factors, most importantly how many people end up flocking to the site. Considering this will be a place that Trump (presumably) exclusively uses to communicate, it could get very popular, very fast.
Author: Mike Anderson