Trump to launch his own social media platform
After being barred from Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube in January, Donald Trump has announced the formation of his own social network.
The tech titans barred him from their platforms following the January 6 violence at the Capitol Building, which Donald Trump was accused of inciting through his social media platforms.
The former President of the USA remarked on Wednesday, announcing the forthcoming launch of the new platform ‘Truth Social.’
Trump said, “We live in a world where the Taliban has a huge presence on Twitter while your favorite American president has been silenced. This is unacceptable.”
He further said that he wanted to stand up to the tyranny of the internet titans, who have used their unilateral authority to stifle dissident voices in America.
According to the announcement, the site would be owned by the newly established Trump Media & Technology Group (TMTG), which will also include a video-on-demand service and “non-woke” podcasts.
Trump was barred from using Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube after his supporters stormed the Capitol on January 6 during the certification ceremony for Democrat Joe Biden’s presidential election victory.
Five individuals were killed during or shortly after the incident, one of them was a police officer.
Twitter then suspended Donald Trump’s account “indefinitely because of the risk of further incitement to violence” thus cutting him off from his almost 89 million followers.