Former President Donald Trump’s new social network, Truth Social, will launch on iOS on February 21st, as per a listing on the App Store. That is Presidents Day if you didn’t have a clue. The application is being made by the Trump Media and Technology Group (TMTG), Trump’s new media organization led by former US Rep. Devin Nunes.
TRUTH Social, the Trump Media & Technology Group (TMTG) alternative to Twitter (TWTR.N), is accessible for pre-order before going live on the U.S. Presidents’ Day holiday.
Truth Social looks a lot like a Twitter clone, in light of screenshots in the App Store listing. The profile page displayed in one screenshot looks precisely like Twitter’s and presents show up on have icons for replies, retweets, faves, and sharing. (Truth Social depicts every individual post as a “truth” in the app’s description. The retweet identical is obviously called a “re-truth.”)
Like Twitter, the app offers features to follow others and trending topics, as per demo photos. Its message likeness a tweet will be named “truth”.
The app’s launch would come 13 months after Meta Platforms Inc’s (FB.O) Facebook and Twitter banned Donald Trump from empowering his allies to take an interest in the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol dependent on unsubstantiated claims of widespread fraud in the 2020 presidential election.
The social network’s Twitter-like design is definitely no mishap. Twitter was Donald Trump’s favorite megaphone for years, until he was for all time banned in January 2021 soon after the January sixth insurrection on the US Capitol. In May, he launched what was basically a blog where he posted concise Twitter-length comments, however, it wasn’t close to as well known as his former Twitter account and was closed down under a month after it launched. Trump sued Twitter in October trying to reestablish his account.
It’s hazy if February 21st is additionally when Truth Social will be available on the web and/or Android. If you visit Truth Social’s website right now, there’s just a button to preorder the free app on the App Store and a form you can fill out to join a waiting list. It’s likewise unclear whether the social network will be invite-only when it launches.
Truth Social has already launched in beta for “invited guests only,” Donald Trump said as part of a December declaration about TMTG’s partnership with the video-sharing site Rumble (which will give video and streaming technology to Truth Social).
TMTG additionally plans to launch a subscription service offering entertainment, news and podcast videos on demand called TMTG+ and, as demonstrated by a November investor meeting, a podcast network.
Truth Social has already hit some debate, notwithstanding. Truth Social is assembled utilizing Mastodon’s source code, yet in October, Mastodon published a statement saying Truth Social was infringing upon Mastodon’s software license since Truth Social guaranteed it was proprietary and because Truth Social didn’t share its source code back. Mastodon said it sent a formal letter to Truth Social’s chief legal officer asking that it share the source code, and Truth Social has since added an “Open Source” section to its website.
The launch is relied upon to be the first of three phases in TMTG’s development. The second would be a subscription video-on-demand service called TMTG+ with entertainment, news, and podcasts, as indicated by the organization website. A November investor presentation demonstrated that TMTG likewise wants to launch a podcast network.
Donald Trump canceled a news conference at his Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida that had been scheduled for Jan. 6, denoting the one-year anniversary of the Capitol attack. He said he will rather deliver comments at a rally in Arizona on Jan. 15.
Truth Social will join a generally crowded market of social networks well known among preservationists and members of the far-right.