Donald Trump Starts Social Media Platform Where Retweets Are Called ReTRUTHS

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Donald Trump has revealed his plan for a new social media platform since he’s been banned from his favorite platform Twitter, and his backup, Facebook. The former president’s new platform is titled Truth Social and it’s going to try and dominate other groups as much as possible.

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In a statement, Trump said: “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. This is unacceptable.”

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He continued, “I am excited to send out my first TRUTH on TRUTH Social very soon.”

The Washington Post‘s tech reporter Drew Harwell says that on this new network, what is essentially a retweet of a tweet will be referred to as a Re-Truth of a Truth.

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Trump was finally booted off of Twitter after allegedly inciting an insurrection at the Capitol building on January 6, as a bunch of his followers attempted to break into Congress to stop Joe Biden’s election win from being certified. But even before he was encouraging his followers to attack the Vice President, he did so many other outrageous, offensive things online, it’s shocking it took so long. Apparently, Facebook is considering reinstating him, so we’ll see how long he sticks to Truth Social once that happens.

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The new platform is part of the Trump Media & Technology Group, of which he is the Chairman and whose mission is to fight “Big Tech” and the “liberal media consortium.” There will be a subscription video service on the app featuring “non-woke entertainment programming, news, podcasts and more.”

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“TMTG was founded with a mission to give a voice to all,” Trump wrote. “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!”

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The app is available for pre-order on the Apple App Store. It’s not expected to launch across the U.S. until the first quarter of next year, though there is a beta version rolling out in November.