Trump’s New Social Media Platform Announces a Formal Launch Date

Last fall, former President Donald Trump announced that a new media and technology company he formed was going to launch a new social media platform, but he did not give a date for formal launch.

But now, Trump Media & Technology Group (TMTG) has announced that Truth Social will formally launch on Feb. 21, appropriately, President’s Day.

The New York Post reports:

The new app is being launched by Trump Media & Technology Group (TMTG) and can be preordered before its expected release date. A source familiar with the matter confirmed that the app’s launch is targeted for Feb. 21.

According to the app store listing, users of the platform can share their “unique opinion by posting a TRUTH, Re-TRUTH, photo, news story or video link to communicate with your friends, customers, and the world.” 

“Stay informed about breaking news while staying directly connected with the people who influence you – don’t be shocked if they take your TRUTH viral!” the listing reads. 

Users will be able to set up a profile with an avatar as well as follow other users. 

Similar to other social media platforms, Truth Social will feature a “feed” that will contain posts from different users whom someone might follow. The app will look very similar to platforms like Twitter, according to photos uploaded to the listing. 

“We live in a world where the Taliban has a huge presence on Twitter, yet your favorite American President has been silenced. This is unacceptable,” Trump said in a statement accompanying the announcement. “I am excited to send out my first TRUTH on TRUTH Social very soon.”

Former Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) resigned from Congress recently to run the new social media startup.

“The time has come to reopen the Internet and allow for the free flow of ideas and expression without censorship,” Nunes said in December. “The United States of America made the dream of the Internet a reality and it will be an American company that restores the dream. I’m humbled and honored President Trump has asked me to lead the mission and the world class team that will deliver on this promise.”

The former president called Nunes “a fighter and a leader” who “will make an excellent CEO of TMTG.”