Demand high as Trump launches ‘Truth Social’ app

Originally published in CBN News

Former President Donald Trump’s social media platform, Truth Social, officially launched on Sunday night (US time) and was listed as the top free app in Apple’s Store by early Monday.

Trump had been working to develop his own social media site after he was banned from Twitter and Facebook last year.

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The platform’s website describes it as “America’s ‘Big Tent,” a social media platform that encourages an open, free, and honest global conversation without discriminating against political ideology.”

Reuters reports that the demand to download the app was so high that some users had problems registering for an account or were added to a waitlist with a message: “Due to massive demand, we have placed you on our waitlist.”

In fact, some are reporting that their waitlist number is well over 200000. 

Trump Media & Technology Group (TMTG), the venture behind Truth Social, is led by the former California Republican US Rep Devin Nunes. 

“This week we will begin to roll out on the Apple App Store. That’s going to be awesome because we’re going to get so many more people that are going to be on the platform,” Nunes said Sunday on Fox News’ “Sunday Morning Futures with Maria Bartiromo.

“Our goal is, I think we’re going to hit it, I think by the end of March we’re going to be fully operational at least within the United States,” he added.

Truth Social will reportedly include a video-on-demand service dubbed TMTG+ that will feature entertainment programming, news, and podcasts.

In recent years, platforms like YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter have ramped up their efforts to support a left-wing political agenda by expelling, censoring, and shadow banning countless conservative voices, including Trump’s. Christian voices have also been affected.

“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,” Trump said. “This is unacceptable. I am excited to send out my first Truth on Truth Social very soon. TMTG was founded with a mission to give a voice to all. 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!”

According to Reuters, some of the features on the app bear a resemblance to Twitter.

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