Trump social media – what to know
Trump social media is happening, and Former President Donald Trump is behind it. The Republican leader was the winner of the election as the 45th president of the United States, and it was a pretty rocky four years for his political career. Many Republicans celebrated their big win, and Trump celebrated right along with them.
He took to almost every social media account to announce (and make his first post).
It wasn’t all rainbows and American flags after that. Plenty of political turmoil leads to calls for impeachment, a loss of the 2020 Presidential Elections, and eventually, the birth of Trump social media.
Trump Gets a Social Media Timeout
Fast forward to the end of his term in 2020, Trump loses. Unsurprisingly, there were protests and upheaval regarding the results of the elections. It all culminated at the attack in the Capitol last January of this year. Members of the Republican party launched a coordinated attack on the White House in Washington, D.C. They performed domestic acts of terrorism in one of the most guarded places in America.
Subsequently, Trump got banned on several major social media platforms, including Twitter and Facebook. His verified accounts were permanently suspended for violating any terms and conditions of using social media responsibly. In a statement, Trump was incensed when this happened and now wants to start his internet platform to “stand up to the tyranny of Big Tech companies.”
The Capitol Attack
What Republicans call their “right to free speech” turned into a violent protest on January 6th, with many ending up wounded as law enforcement was required to use force against them. The protestors defaced White House property and even went so far as to enter the offices of government officials and take photos of themselves throughout the entire incident.
Trump is reliable for this domestic attack and banned major social media platforms. This attack was by false claims that his loss during the election was because of widespread fraud, even though the votes were closely matched.
TRUTH: Trump’s Social Media Channel
With plans to launch his own social media platform, Trump has decided to name it TRUTH. It is not an acronym but simply a stylized version of the truth. The reason behind the name? Pretty simple, Trump and his political party want “the truth” to be out there available for anyone and everyone who willingly joins the platform.
According to a press release, TRUTH Social will be owned and created by a new company formed by a merger of the Trump Media and Technology Group and a special purpose acquisition company (SPAC). In the same written statement, Trump states, “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.”
In addition to his “mission” to expose the truth online, Trump adds that this platform TRUTH Social was “to give a voice to all.” Trump says that he is to begin sharing his thoughts soon and “fight back against Big Tech.”
What is the general reaction to Trump social media?
— Noah Flynn (@iNoahFlynn) November 10, 2021
Even Donald Trump Jr. is excited and supportive of his father’s social media venture. He says that Big Tech has “suppressed conservative voices” for a very long time and that it was high time they were given the space to freely air out their grievances. He confirmed the launch of TRUTH Social in an interview with Fox News.
The announcement came on October 21 and has since been a hot topic. As expected, there are diverse reactions to this news. Some took to the platforms Trump has been of the restriction in to make memes and jokes, as what the internet is pretty good at doing. Others aired their concern about the same fake news and “alternative facts” prevalent online during Trump’s administration.
This deal will list Trump Media & Technology Group (TMTG) on Nasdaq through a merger with Digital World Acquisition Corp, a blank-check acquisition firm. TMTG will receive $293 million in cash that DCWA had in trust, assuming there are no shareholders of the acquisition firm that will redeem their shares.
When is TRUTH Social launching?
TRUTH is proposed to be launched by Trump Media & Technology Group (TMTG) in November 2021. The company is planning on launching a limited beta app on iOS. It will be available to Apple users in the Apple App Store. The full beta version of the app is to launch in the first quarter of 2022.
There are no details yet about a launch party, which the Trumps are infamous for. However, there should be something in the works for guests only. The social media platform is only the first step in a series of launches that TMTG is planning. The next one is TMTG+, social networking and streaming platform for entertainment, news, podcasts, and other media content.
As one of its goals, in the long run, the company envisions that it will eventually be a competent competition to giant cloud platforms. This is like Amazon’s AWS cloud service and Google Cloud. Someone from Trump’s party confirmed this news and had his supporters rally for the support online.
TRUTH Social is former U.S. President Donald Trump’s newly launched social media platform. After being of the restriction from major social platforms, Trump had it out for the Big Techs. He more or less promises to stop these big internet companies from silencing Republican voices. Like they banned him for his racist tirades and inciting sedition against the U.S. federal government.
As per the usual, the public’s general reaction when it comes to anything of relation to Trump is indecision. With this news, his supporters are over the moon as their favorite political businessman will be back online. His critics are making the entire thing into a joke. However, some of them worry that the platform will once again give way to fake news and “alternative facts.”