Former US President Donald Trump has said that he intends to develop his social media app to compete with the tech giants. Trump wants to establish TRUTH Social to challenge the tyranny of major internet firms.
Following the violent January 6 insurgency at the U.S. Capitol, Trump was permanently banned from Twitter and prohibited from Facebook for at least two years. For months, rumors circulated that Trump had planned to launch his social network.
Donald Trump to Launch ‘TRUTH Social’ Soon
USA Today said the Trump Media and Technology Group (TMTG) would reveal the $1.7 billion transactions for the next social media site. According to the report, the platform will now be a publicly traded corporation on the Nasdaq. The move came after merging with Digital World Acquisition Group. Trump will serve as the new company’s chairman.
Trump founded TRUTH Social to combat the liberal media conglomerate. Trump is looking forward to sending out his first TRUTH on TRUTH Social message very soon. He founded TMTG, intending to give everyone a voice.
According to a CNBC story, pre-orders for Truth Social are now available. To begin, go to the Apple App Store and search for the app’s beta version.
The people the company asked to participate in the TRUTH Social beta may join next month, a press release mentioned. In the first quarter of 2022, TMTG will officially launch the application. In addition, according to the press release, TMTG is planning to launch a service that will concentrate on supplying “non-woke” news, podcasts, and other content.
What Is Not Allowed In The Social Media Platform
Time said TRUTH Social’s terms of service make it apparent that the site, like Twitter and Facebook, does not merely plan to censor material. However, the social media site has the power to ban members for whatever reason it sees fit. The conditions go on to indicate that if TRUTH Social terminates or suspends your account, the platform may also sue you—something Twitter and Facebook’s policies don’t mention.
TRUTH Social’s terms and conditions say that they retain the right to take necessary legal action, including but not limited to civil, criminal, and injunctive remedy, in addition to deleting or banning a person’s account.
The terms also prevent users from using the site to promote or offer to sell goods and services, from defining or connecting to the site without permission, from tricking, defrauding, or misleading the site or other users, and from attempting to imitate another user or person or using another user’s username.
Perhaps most significantly, the site’s list of forbidden actions includes Trump’s idiosyncrasy of “excessive use of capital letters.” Other major social networks did not explicitly prohibit this one. However, the social media platform wrote some of the terms and conditions in all-caps.
TRUTH Social’s terms of service also imply that the platform is seeking to rely on Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, which protects internet platforms from litigation for material uploaded by its users, to insulate itself from legal liabilities, according to the Washington Post.
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