Truth Social, Donald Trump’s social-media platform, has debuted in a limited capacity on the Apple App Store in the United States. Commentators compared the app to Twitter, noting that Mr Trump was banned from Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube last year. In addition, several early customers experienced trouble registering accounts.
Devin Nunes, the project’s leader and a former congressman, stated that it was expected to be completely operational by the end of March. According to the Reuters news agency, some of those attempting to register were told, “Due to massive demand, we have placed you on our waitlist,”
Truth Social, developed by the year-old Trump Media & Technology Group (TMTG), had previously been made accessible to around 500 beta testers.
Donald Trump Jr. tweeted a screenshot of his father’s first tweet last week “truth” on social media: “Get ready. Your favourite president will be there shortly.”
According to the App Store, Truth Social has already received one update for “bug fixes” and is presently at version 1.0.1.
According to the Washington Post, pranksters found a beta version of the app online last autumn and acquired the identity Donald j trump.
Following the 6 January 2021 US Capitol riot, Twitter banned the former president, claiming he violated its rules on the promotion of violence.
Commentators have also pointed out Truth Social buttons that are similar to those associated with Twitter’s respond, retweet, and “like” capabilities.
Truth Social touts itself on its website as a “‘big tent’ social-media platform that encourages an open, free and honest global conversation without discriminating against political ideology”
Mr. Trump wants Truth Social to advocate “free speech” and reject the “censorship” of social media platforms like Twitter and Facebook.
Conservatives believe that Silicon Valley social-media corporations are restricting free expression by eliminating content and users.
“We cannot use any of the big tech companies,” Mr Nunes, who left Congress in December to become CEO of TMTG, told the conservative Newsmax network. “So we’re having to build this from scratch.”