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“Tyranny of Big Tech”: Donald Trump to launch own platform in Nov

“Tyranny of Big Tech”: Donald Trump to launch own platform in Nov

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New Delhi: Former US President Donald Trump, banned by Facebook and Twitter since January 2021, on Thursday, announced to launch his own social media platform, known as TRUTH Social App, next month.

With his successor US President Joe Biden’s plummeting ratings across America in the last six months, Trump seems upbeat and may announce his candidacy in 2024 as well. His first chaotic term (2017-21) ended in January this year.

His chief spokesperson Liz Harrington took to Twitter and shared the Trump Media and Technology Group (TMTG) press release on Thursday.

“The Trump Media and Technology Group and the Digital World Acquisition Corp (DWAC) have entered a definitive merger agreement. The agreement will provide for a business combination that will cause The Trump Media and Technology Group to become a public listing company, subject to regulatory and stockholder approvals.”

About the launch, Trump 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.”

The business owner-turned-politician revealed that the company’s mission is to create a rival to the liberal media consortium and fight back against the Big Tech companies after being barred from interacting with people on social networking sites like Twitter and Facebook during his tenure.

After the chaotic attack of his supporters on the US Capitol in Washington on January 6, 2021, major social media firms like YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter had indefinitely suspended Trump for ‘violating’ their policies. Trump had asked a federal judge to reinstate his Twitter account after the incident.

The new media house expects to launch a beta version of the TRUTH Social app for guests in November 2021. The company plans to provide subscription-based video-on-demand services that will include entertainment programs, news, and podcasts.

(Avya Mathur)

 

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