Trump's social network
Trump announced the creation of the TRUTH Social and Trump Media Technology Group (TMTG) in late Octiber last year. TMTG's mission is to "compete with the liberal media consortium and confront the Silicon Valley tech companies that have silenced the voices of American opponents with their unilateralism."
The TRUTH Social app is available for download from Apple's online shop. At the moment, only pre-orders are possible. According to the AppStore page, the app will go live on February 21, which is a federal holiday in the United States, President's Day (the third Monday in February).
Judging by the screenshots on the app's page, the new social network will operate on the principle of microblogging and will in many ways resemble Twitter, where Trump was permanently blocked after his supporters stormed the Capitol on January 6, 2021. Publications on Trump's social network will be referred to as "truths" and users will be able to attach photos, links to videos and articles to them.
Developers assure that TRUTH Social pursues inclusivity and will find like-minded supporters of both conservative and liberal views.
In his final weeks as US president, Trump was deprived of the ability to post on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. This came shortly after supporters of the Republican then-head of the US administration attempted to prevent the US Congress from approving the results of the presidential election held on 3 November last year on 6 January 2021. The election was won by Democrat Joe Biden.
The Democrats initiated impeachment proceedings against Trump. The Senate acquitted him.