Trump floats social medium to rival Twitter, others

Former President of the United States, Donald Trump, is set to launch a social medium known as TRUTH Social, to tackle other popular social media platforms.

Financial Street gathered that TRUTH Social “will go public via a merger with a blank-cheque company, as the former U.S. President seeks to capitalise on his popularity among a large chunk of Republicans.

According to a statement released by a merger company, Trump Media and Technology Group and Special Acquisition Company (which will develop the app), TRUTH Social will be in full operation by the first quarter of 2022.

The ex-POTUS, who has been banned across all social network platforms, was quoted to have said the new platform would stand up to big tech.

“We live in a world, where the Taliban has a huge presence on Twitter, yet your favourite American President has been silenced. This is unacceptable.

“I am excited to send out my first truth on TRUTH Social very soon. Trump Media and Technology Group was founded with a mission to give a voice to all. I’m excited to soon begin sharing my thoughts on TRUTH Social and to fight back against Big Tech,” he said.

The Trumps expressed delight on the launching of the social media platform, claiming that it would solely serve as the people’s representative.

“Tonight, my father signed a definitive merger agreement to form what will ultimately be the Trump Media and Technology Group and TRUTH Social – a platform for everyone to express their feelings,” said Donald Trump Jnr on Wednesday night.

The two companies are also prepared to introduce a subscription video-on-demand service known as TMTG+ that will feature entertainment, news and podcasts, stated the news release.

According to Trump Jnr., major social media networks in Nigeria has always pulled down the conservative voices and not given prominence.

Trump had earlier refuted his desire to join the social media platform launched by one of his aides, Jason Miller. “I am not on any social media platform in any way, shape, or form, including Parler, GETTR and Gab. When I decide to choose a platform, or build or complete my own, it will be announced,” he said.

The full suspension of Trump from social media handles came after the January 2021 attack on the United States Capitol building.

In the same vein, President Muhammadu Buhari, in June 2021, suspended Twitter from operating in Nigeria, following the removal of his controversial post from the platform.

In a quick response, in barely two months, the Federal Government of Nigeria opened an account with an Indian social media platform known as Koo.

Pelumi Bolawa
Pelumi Bolawa
Pelumi Bolawa is a content developer, writer, researcher and photographer. An intern at Financial Street, Pelumi is also a development administrator.

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