Donald Trump’s New App Now Available To Download
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If you want to hear and share the 'truth' according to Donald Trump, you can now do so by downloading his 'Truth Social' app.
The former president's app launched on Apple's App Store today, February 21, after being touted as a social media platform that encourages free speech.
Similar to Twitter, users will be able to share their 'truths' with other users by posting on the app, though they will not be discriminated against for political ideology.
Time for some Truth!!! pic.twitter.com/jvyteDb5gW— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) February 15, 2022
Of course, many platforms do not hold issue with people sharing their thoughts as long as they don't encourage harm or danger, but it became clear that Trump failed to meet these standards as he was removed from Twitter, Facebook and YouTube following the Capitol riots last year.
Trump's eldest son, Donald Trump Jr., promoted the release of the app earlier this month by sharing a screenshot of his father's Truth Social account with a post reading: 'Get Ready! Your favorite President will see you soon!'
Former Republican representative Devin Nunes has also attempted to build hype around the app by encouraging those with early access to follow more accounts, share photos and videos and participate in conversations, according to a person with knowledge of the matter cited by The Guardian.
Trump Media & Technology Group (TMTG), which is behind Truth Social, is the latest of an increasing number of companies promoting themselves as champions of free speech, though so far the platforms such as Gettr, Parler and Rumble have failed to provide any real competition for counterparts Twitter and YouTube.
BREAKING: in less than 3 hours, over 85k users are in the queue to join Truth Social pic.twitter.com/azxrGLRoYY— Jenna Ellis (@JennaEllisEsq) February 21, 2022
Liz Willis, a correspondent and vice-president of operations at Right Side Broadcasting Network, is among those who were invited to test the app prior to public release, and on Wednesday, February 16. She told Reuters users had been posting on the early version for 24 hours.
She described users sharing posts in the same way they would a tweet, and said there are no ads on the site.
Users choose who they follow and will be alerted if someone mentions or begins following them. The news feed is said to consist of a mix of individual posts and news, while a screenshot of the early version explained that a new direct messaging system was on the way.
The launch of the app will mark Trump's return to social media after he was accused of posting messages to his followers that incited violence amid the riots at the Capitol in Washington DC in January 2021.
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