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Trump announces media company, social media platform coming next month

Former President Donald Trump announced on Wednesday the formation of a new media company, which would include a social media platform that will start in November.

The mission of the Trump Media & Technology Group (TMTG), according to a statement, was to “establish a rival to the liberal media consortium and fight back against Silicon Valley’s ‘Big Tech’ businesses, who have exploited their unilateral power to silence competing voices in America.”

TRUTH Social, the new company’s initial project, is a social network that will launch in beta next month for “invited visitors” before going live countrywide in the first three months of 2022.

TRUTH Social is described as “America’s ‘Big Tent’ social media platform that supports an open, free, and honest worldwide dialogue without discriminating against political ideology” on a web page urging individuals to join up to be a part of the beta launch.

“We live in a world where the Taliban has a sizable Twitter presence, but your favorite American President has been silenced.” “This is intolerable,” Trump stated in a statement released in conjunction with the decision. “I’m really looking forward to sending out my first TRUTH on TRUTH Social.

Trump continued, “TMTG was formed with an aim to give a voice to all.” “I’m looking forward to sharing my opinions on TRUTH Social and fighting Big Tech in the near future.” Why doesn’t someone stand up to Big Tech, everyone asks? “Well, we’ll be there shortly!”

The firm also hinted at the launch of TMTG+, a subscription-based video on-demand service that would include “‘non-woke’ entertainment programs, news, podcasts, and more,” according to the company. Scott St. John, a seasoned executive producer of reality competition and game shows including “Deal or No Deal” and “America’s Got Talent,” is in charge of the operation.

Trump’s attempt to engage the media warfare after leaving the White House has long been speculated. Following his removal from Facebook and Twitter following the deadly Jan. 6 riot at the US Capitol, anticipation grew that any post-presidential enterprise would include a social media component.

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The 45th president tried out a blog-style platform called “From the Desk of Donald J. Trump” that allowed him to write entries that could be shared on Facebook and Twitter, but it was shut down in June.

Former Trump spokesman Jason Miller created his own social media platform, GETTR, on July 4, which he described as a “direct challenge to Silicon Valley’s social media oligarchs” and a method to “declare independence from their woke dictatorship.”

Miller told The Washington Post in September that he and Trump had discussed the possibility of the former president joining the platform for months, but that they “just couldn’t come to terms on a deal.” Miller said in a statement Wednesday that he and his former boss “just couldn’t come to terms on a deal.”

“Way to go, President Trump, for getting back into the social media fray!” Miller remarked. “Facebook and Twitter will now lose even more market share,” says the analyst.

TMTG said that it was formed through a merger with Digital World Acquisition Corp. and that it is working to become a publicly traded company, pending regulatory and shareholder approval.

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