A platform just for him. Former US President Donald Trump’s social network goes live on February 21, the date touted as the launch date on Apple’s app store, the App Store.
Asked by AFP, Trump Media & Technology Group (TMTG), the parent company of “Truth Social”, the name of the social network, did not immediately follow up.
The future platform has been touted by the ex-president as an alternative to Facebook, Twitter and YouTube, from which he is banned for inciting his supporters to violence before the assault on Capitol Hill on January 6, 2021.
TMTG teamed up with a previously listed vehicle, Digital World Acquisition Corp, to raise $ 293 million in September on Wall Street. The two groups then announced in early December that they had secured another billion dollar pledge.
In total, removing transaction fees, TMTG has about $ 1.25 billion to storm its competitors in the already crowded social media market popular with ultra-conservatives.
Gettr, launched in early July by Donald Trump’s former adviser, Jason Miller, but also Parler and Gab have already positioned themselves with the former president’s supporters as guarantors of freedom of expression, escaping the censorship of social networks General public.
Gettr just scored a point with a tweet from host and comedian Joe Rogan, whose podcast is the most popular in the world, who called on his subscribers to join him on the platform on Sunday.