Former President Donald Trump has announced plans to launch his new social media platform early next year. According to a report from The Guardian, the platform will be called “Truth Social.”
Trump, who has been banned from both Twitter and Facebook, wants to compete with the tech companies who’ve denied him a voice.
“I’m excited to soon begin sharing my thoughts on Truth Social and to fight back against big tech,” Trump said in a statement.
According to The Guardian’s report, the platform won’t necessarily be the bastion of free speech that Trump and his allies claim to hold dear.
From The Guardian:
While the platform is pitched as a free and open communication service that encourages “honest global conversation”, the terms of service agreement prohibits users from making fun of the site. To access the platform, users agree not to “disparage, tarnish, or otherwise harm, in our opinion, us and/or the site.”
A link to the Truth Social website directs users to sign up for a wait list or to pre-order the app via the Apple App Store. There, screenshots of the Truth Social app show a user profile that bears a striking resemblance to a Twitter profile. The name Truth Social was trademarked by Trump Group Corp in July, according to public filings.
“We live in a world where the Taliban has a huge presence on Twitter, yet your favorite American president has been silenced,” Trump said in a statement. “This is unacceptable.”