However, users encountered problems at first. The application can be downloaded on Monday. It was also possible to create an account. However, the waiting list was then indicated – allegedly due to high demand. “We love you and you are not just a number for us. But your number is on the waiting list below,” she said. On the website of Trump Media & Technology Group, the company behind the new platform, a video shows what the Truth Social should look like. In that, the platform appears to be similar to Twitter.
Devin Nunes, president of Trump’s TMTG media group, told Fox News Sunday that the goal is to have Truth Social fully operational by the end of March. Following the announcement in the fall, the service was initially tested on a small scale.
Facebook and especially Twitter were Trump’s main channels of communication for years, but he lost access after his supporters stormed the Capitol in Washington on January 6, 2021. The determining factor was that Trump expressed sympathy for the attackers. He also continues to claim, with absolutely no evidence, that his victory in the November presidential election was stolen through fraud. He warmed the mood in the country.
Twitter is not seeing the return of the former president, who has more than 80 million followers on the platform. Trump was initially banned from Facebook until early 2023. Google’s video platform YouTube does not rule out its return, but does not give a time frame for it.
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After Trump was expelled from the most important social media, Trump and his supporters made several attempts to build a suitable alternative to Twitter and Associates. In May, Trump launched a blog on his website. There, the former president mainly complained about alleged fraud in the 2020 presidential election. The blog area was closed again a month later. Trump is now communicating, among other things, via his Twitter spokeswoman Liz Harrington, who regularly posts messages from the former president there.
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