The former President of the United States of America, Donald Trump tries to regain his social media presence by launching a new social media platform Truth Social. On Wednesday, Trump announced the start of his new enterprise from the first quarter of the following year through a press release from the Trump Media and Technology Group. After being banned from social media platforms like Twitter and Facebook, this is an effort made by Trump to restore his voice on the internet.

Donald Trump’s Ban from Social Media

Donald Trump who was the previous President of America was barred by major companies of social media like Twitter and Facebook. On 6th January this year, he was accused of encouraging supporters who broke into the U.S. Capitol during a meeting of both houses of Congress for certification of Joe Biden’s victory in the 2020 presidential election. Trump was also known for naming his political rivals on Twitter.

Donald Trump

Donald Trump

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Trump used to rely highly on Twitter for news coverage, major policy announcements, raising money, insulting his political rivals, and connecting with his supporters. While being banned by Twitter permanently and a two-year suspension from Facebook had led Trump to rely on press releases, interviews with media, and campaigning rallies. Facebook has given Trump a minimum suspension of two years which will be reinstated only if there is no risk to public safety. However, Donald Trump has sued Google, Twitter, and Facebook in July 2021 for being made a victim of censorship.

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After being banned from Facebook and Twitter, Trump has always aspired to start a social media company. But finally, by the first quarter of 2022, Trump will be launching a new social media company, Truth Social. This new company will be a merger of Trump Media and Technology Group (TMTG) and another firm named Digital World Acquisition Corporation. Digital World Acquisition is a Miami-based special purpose acquisition company whose chairman and CEO is Patrick Orlando. On this merger, TMTG will become a public listed company, as stated in the email.

Although the application of Truth Social will be launched in the first quarter of the next year, its beta version will be out by next month. Besides being a social media platform, the company offers a subscription video-on-demand program that will feature ‘non-woke’ programming. On the announcement of this merger, the shares trading of Digital World Acquisition increased by 49% in U.S.A premarket this Thursday.

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Trump’s Pitch on His New Launch

On being banned by Twitter and Facebook, Trump refers to his new social media company launch of Truth Social as a “stand up to the tyranny of Big Tech.” He said that everyone used to ask him why no one stands up to Big Tech. To answer that, Trump said, “Well, we will be soon!” Trump expressed that he is excited to soon share his views and first truth on Truth Social. He also said that TMTG was found to give voice to all and fight back against Big Tech. He said, “ a truth is equivalent to a message or a tweet on Twitter.”

Through an email made by the Trump Media and Technology Group (TMTG), Trump conveyed a message teasing, “We live in a world where the Taliban has a huge presence on Twitter, yet your favorite American President has been silenced.”