The “Truth Social” app rollout is expected to begin on Today, more than a year after the former US president was banned from platforms such as Twitter, Facebook and YouTube.
In October last year, Trump had announced he was launching a social media platform, called Truth Social to “stand up to the tyranny of Big Tech.” The app is owned by the recently created Trump Media & Technology Group. On February 15, Trump’s eldest son Donald Jr. posted on Twitter a screenshot of his father’s verified @realDonaldTrump Truth Social account with one post, or “truth,” that he uploaded on Feb. 14: “Get Ready! Your favorite President will see you soon!”
The parent company of Truth Social, Trump Media & Technology Group is headed by former Republican US Representative Devin Nunes. The launch of Truth Social would mark the return of the former US President on social media after he was banned by Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube following the January 6, 2021 attack on the US Capitol by his supporters, after being accused of posting messages inciting violence.
In addition to the post disclosing Monday’s launch date, the screenshots seen by Reuters show the app is now at version 1.0, suggesting it has reached a level ready for public release. As late as Wednesday, it was at version 0.9, reported Reuters. Apple’s App Store listing indicates that Truth Social is expected to be released on February 21, a date that a source familiar with the venture confirmed in January.
But in recent weeks Nunes had said publicly that the app would launch by the end of March.