AceShowbiz - Donald Trump is still banned on Twitter, so he decides to create a new social media platform. The former president of the United States is reportedly planning to launch "Truth Social" through the new company Trump Media and Technology Group.
Deadline reports that the plan is to have the new social media platform at the top of 2022 as a beta version will be available starting next month. According to a press release, the forthcoming social media service is set to "create a rival to the liberal media consortium and fight back against the Big Tech companies of Silicon Valley, which have used their unilateral power to silence opposing voices in America."
"Truth Social" is not the only thing that Trump has been preparing. The controversial public figure is also set to launch a subscription video service called "TMTG+" that will have "non-woke" content. The reality TV personality says in a statement, "I created Truth Social and TMTG to stand up to the tyranny of Big Tech."
Back in January, Twitter announced its decision to permanently ban Trump's account. "After close review of recent Tweets from the @realDonaldTrump account and the context around them we have permanently suspended the account due to the risk of further incitement of violence," Twitter explained. "In the context of horrific events this week, we made it clear on Wednesday that additional violations of the Twitter Rules would potentially result in this very course of action."
Earlier this month, Trump filed a lawsuit to have a federal district judge force Twitter to reinstate his account, which was banned permanently in the wake of the Capitol riot. "Plaintiff Donald J. Trump respectfully moves for a preliminary injunction directing, inter alia, Defendant Twitter, Inc. and all persons acting in concert with Defendant, to reinstate Plaintiff’s access to Defendant’s social media platform(s)," Trump's legal team claimed in the filing.
In the filing, his attorneys also stated that the social media company "exercises a degree of power and control over political discourse in this country that is immeasurable, historically unprecedented, and profoundly dangerous to open democratic debate."