Truth Social (also stylized as TRUTH Social) is a social media outlet created by Trump Media & Technology Group (TMTG). TMTG is an American technology company founded in October 2021 by former U.S. President Donald Trump. The Truth Social outlet is a free and open-source circulated social network.
Former President Donald Trump embarked on the journey of creating a new social media platform after he was prohibited from Facebook and Twitter in 2021, post the capital attack in the United States in 2021.
Trump Media & Technology Group’s mission is to develop an opponent to the liberal media association and fight back against the “Big Tech” organizations of Silicon Valley. It has used its unilateral strength to silence opposing voices in America.
“We live in a world where the Taliban have a huge presence on Twitter, but your favorite US president has been silenced. That is unacceptable”, Trump said in a written statement in a press release.
“I am excited to send my first truth to the Truth Society very soon. TMTG was founded with the mission of giving everyone a voice. I look forward to sharing my thoughts on True Social and fighting Big Tech soon.”
In May 2021, Trump inaugurated “From the Desk of Donald J. Trump”, a web page where he posted short tweet-like statements. The USA announced in early June that it was shut down after less than a month. Trump’s senior assistant Jason Miller ensured that it would not be coming back.
The Truth Social app was inaugurated on 21 February 2022. It has undergone drastic and constant scaling difficulties from the beginning, overseeing a lower-than-believed user base. It is accessible to limited users in the United States.
Truth Social gets a botched launch but rises to App Store #1 within 12 hours
Trump made the first post on the platform on February 16, 2022. CEO of TMTG Devin Nunes said that he had anticipated the outlet would not be completely open for public access until late March. A beta test with 500 users was undertaken in February 2022.
Truth Social was broadcasted on Apple iOS, on 21 February 2022 attaining No. 1 on the top chart of Apple’s App Store. Due to a vast backlog of applicants, approximately 500,000 people who initially strived to register as users were automatically waitlisted during the downloading of the app.
In its first week, the app was enlisted 872,000 times, but after a month new user registration had declined to 60,000 per week. During that same time, weekly visits to truthsocial.com fell from 6 million to less than 2 million.
On the launch of Truth Social, the British automotive solar power company Trailar argued that the Truth Social app logo approximately matched their “T” logo.
It was criticized for its under-performance at launch, with a long waitlist of users striving to register, and vast outages. The Washington Post described it as “a disaster” after a week of launch. Newsweek reported that some early adopters were starting to lose interest in the app due to low numbers of users and poor appointments. Nevertheless, others were ready to continue with the app to see if things would smoothen out.
Features of the Truth Social app
There are various features in Truth Social App such as:
- Profile: You can convey your distinct qualities by setting up a profile, avatar, and background. You can track your contacts through follower and following records as well as the history of your posts and likes.
- Notifications: Stay engaged in developing a following. You will procure a quick notification when your followers update their posts.
- There is no need to register.
- There is no need for a subscription too.
- It is free to download.
- Trump’s social media platform associates various sections of games.
- Third-party ads are not permitted.
- There is a User-friendly interface
About Trump Media & Technology Group
Trump Media & Technology Group (TMTG) is also known as T Media Tech LLC. Former President Donald Trump founded the American media and technology company in January 2021. To be the CEO of the organization, Devin Nunes who is a Republican U.S. representative resigned from his seat on 1st January 2022. Truth Social was launched by TMTG.
Truth Social was released on iOS by TMTG on 21st, February 2022.
The network faced significant and continual scaling issues. According to the reports by Reuters in early April 2022, stated that Josh Adams who was the company’s head of technology, and Billy Boozer, the head of product development, resigned from their posts after the “troubled” launch of Truth Social.
An announcement made by the video platform Rumble on 22 April 2022 stated that Truth Social successfully migrated its website and mobile applications to Rumble’s cloud infrastructure.
TMTG intends to use a special-purpose acquisition company (SPAC) to facilitate it’s becoming a publicly-traded company.
Digital World Acquisition Corp (DWAC), a publicly-traded SPAC and TMTG made an announcement on 20th October 2021 stating that they had got into an agreement that would combine the two entities and will allow TMTG to become a publicly-traded company.
DWAC was created with the help of ARC Capital, a Shanghai-based firm adept at listing Chinese companies on American stock markets. It had been a target of SEC investigations for misrepresenting shell corporations. Some investors were bewildered when they came to know that their investment money was being used to finance Trump’s company.
About Donald Trump (Owner of Truth Social App)
Donald John Trump is an American diplomat, media personality, and businessman who served as the 45th president of the United States from 2017 to 2021. He is the owner of The Truth Social App.
Trump’s political positions have been described as populist, protectionist, isolationist, and nationalist. He won the 2016 presidential race as the Republican nominee against Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton while forfeiting the popular vote. He became the first U.S. president with no previous military or administration service.
Trump lost the 2020 presidential election to Joe Biden but declined to admit it. He has been claiming that there was broad electoral fraud in the 2020 election and tried to attempt to overturn the results by forcing government bureaucrats, increasing scores of unsuccessful legal challenges, and obstructing his path to presidential victory. On January 6, 2021, a political rally was held in the Ellipse, Trump requested his supporters to march to the Capitol, where hundreds of them attacked the capital resulting in innumerable deaths and interrupting the electoral vote count.
About Devin Nunes (Chief Executive Officer of TMTG)
David Nunes (full name Devin Gerald Nunes) was born October 1, 1973, is an American businessman, politician, and former dairy farmer who serves as chief executive officer of the Trump Media & Technology Group (TMTG). Before resigning from the House and joining TMTG, Nunes served first as the U.S. representative for California’s 21st congressional district and then California’s 22nd congressional district from 2003 to 2022.
He is from the Republican Party. Nunes was the chair of the House Intelligence Committee from 2015 to 2019. He was also a member of President Donald Trump’s transition team. Nunes’s former district numbered the 21st from 2003 to 2013 was the 22nd after redistricting. He was in the San Joaquin Valley and encompassed most of western Tulare County and much of eastern Fresno County.
About Josh Adams (Truth Social’s chief of technology and product development)
Adam had a successful career as a developer in his home state of Alabama. He joined Trump’s company after having a successful career as a software developer.
According to a Daring Bit Assembly’s website, he co-founded Daring Bit Assembly which is a product and software development consultancy whose clients encompass the US Patent, and Trademark Office, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and e-commerce startup Shipt.
Adams is considered a “constitutionalist”. Being a constitutionalist, for the original objective for the founding document of the United States he assumes a strict reading of authors.
Adams tried to charge the state’s governor, a Republican, and the health officer of the state in federal court in Alabama in May 2021, contending that the requirement of the mask of the state during the coronavirus pandemic violated the constitutions of the US and Alabama. The case was terminated in June 2021.
About Billy Boozer (Truth Social’s other chief of technology and product development)
According to the source, Boozer, who is a political conservative had lived in Alabama. Before joining the Truth Social, he had started working with Adams. Boozer gave rise to a strong command of the front-end technology that interacts with the user along with Adams in control of the back-end infrastructure of the app.
Both Adams and Boozer hold high-ranking positions at one closely watched project, but they always kept their profile low.
Despite having a long list of other jobs and investments, none of them remarked on their work at Truth Social on their Linkedin profile.
The company did not make its hiring public. In the presentation to investors in November Adams and Boozer were listed as the TMTG technology team’s chief technology officer and chief product officer, respectively, but with their last names missing. When Truth Social was launched first, they posted on the platform, but as “Josh A.” and “Billy B.”
But the Chief technology officer Josh Adams and head of product development Billy Boozer both resigned from their roles In less than a year after they joined Trump’s social media enterprise. “If Josh has left, all bets are off.”
The reasons behind Adams and Boozer’s resignation are not known for certain. It is also not known whether they have been replaced or their duties got switched. It’s also vague whether the two are still working on social media with different abilities after leaving their executive posts or not.
Their exit comes after their debut in the app for iPhone on February 20, a launch that had many technical complications and also a service outage of 13 hours. Many users remained on the waiting list but were unable to access the platform after the app got launched.
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Never seen such a slow roll out of an app. Android market share is bigger than Apples. Yet taking so long to get Truth Social to the Google Play Store. Kind of wander if it is going to make it , seems like development is really slow.