Trump Media and Technology Group announced the launch of a social media platform that will be called ‘TRUTH Social’, a new venture of the former United States President Donald Trump.
Even though not much has been revealed about the upcoming platform, the available information seems to tout Trump’s “free speech” symbolism. The website reads, “TRUTH Social is America’s “Big Tent” social media platform that encourages an open, free, and honest global conversation without discriminating against political ideology.”
According to reports from Newsweek, the Trump Media and Technology Group has plans to initiate a subscription-based on demand video service and a “non woke” programme.
The former President said that the ‘TRUTH Social’ platform has been designed in a way to present an alternative to the social networks like Twitter and YouTube, which banned Trump’s account following the January 6 storming of the United States Capitol complex.
Trump said in a statement, “Everyone asks me why does not someone stand up to Big Tech? Well, we will be soon”, according to reports from Newsweek.
‘TRUTH Social’ will launch a beta version of the platform in November this year, however, only invited guests would be able to access it. A national launch is expected to be early next year.
The website, for now, only offers an early signup page for potential users. Those wishing to join the waitlist can register using their names and email addresses.
Truth Social’s terms of service, meanwhile, bar users from annoying any of the site’s employees and from statements that “disparage, tarnish, or otherwise harm, in our opinion, us and/or the Site.” It was not immediately clear who the “us” in that statement refers to, according to reports from Associated Press.
The announcement about the platform came nearly nine months after multiple social media platforms like Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and Twitch restricted the former President’s account due to his suspected involvement in the January 6 riots in Washington DC.