Thursday October 21, 2021
Against “tyranny” by Big Tech
Trump is planning his own online network
For years, Donald Trump kept his followers happy via Twitter, and he also prefers to announce important decisions via the platform. After his account was blocked, there is speculation that he will set up his own network. It now seems to be the case.
Former US President Donald Trump has presented plans for his own online network. The “TRUTH Social” platform will be launched in November as a test version “to stand up to the tyranny of Big Tech,” Trump said on Wednesday. While the beta version is only available by invitation, the regular app is scheduled to start in early 2022.
Large online networks such as Twitter and Facebook banned the ex-president from their platforms at the beginning of the year. In early October, he filed a lawsuit against Twitter to have his account suspended. “We live in a world where the Taliban have a large presence on Twitter, but your favorite American president has been silenced,” Trump said. “This is unacceptable.”
That is why he founded the Trump Media & Technology Group (TMTG). In addition to the online network, TMTG will also launch a video service that will concentrate on politically incorrect entertainment formats. Trump was highly active on online networks during his tenure, particularly on Twitter. Critics accuse him of provoking the storming of the Capitol during the formal confirmation of the election victory of Trump’s challenger in the presidential election, Joe Biden, on January 6th. The most important online networks then blocked his profiles.
For a while, the ex-president tried to keep his followers happy with his own micro-blog. There were short articles and press releases on a sub-section of his website entitled “From the Desk of Donald J. Trump”. However, the project was discontinued after a few weeks.