that of Donald Trump new social media ventureTruth Social, started son gradual deployment on Sunday evening and should be “fully operational” by the end of March, which could increase the former Profile of the US President more one year after being banned by major platforms.
“This week we will begin rolling out for people on the apple app store”said Devin Nunes, CEO of the Trump Media & Technology Group (TMTG), parent business of the new application.
the former The Republican deputy spoke on Sunday on conservative FoxNews.
“I think in the end of March, we are going to be fully operational – at least in the United States”, added nunes, who resigned from the United States House for lead the asset group.
Trump described Truth Social as an alternative to Facebook, Twitter and YouTube, all of who banished him following the attack on the United States Capitol by its supporters on January 6, 2021.
the former the president was charged of inciting son followers for use force in an attempt to overthrow result of the 2020 election.
On Sunday, the App Store allowed visitors to pre-order Truth Social starting Monday, Presidents Day holiday in United States.
The app was available for download shortly before midnight EST and was automatically downloaded to user-owned Apple Inc. devices who pre-ordered the app.
Some users have reported having difficulty signing up for an account where were added to a waiting list with a message: “Due to request, we have placed you on our waiting list.
The app has been available for people invited to use her during her test phaseReuters previously reported.
“It’s actually very moving for me to see people which are on the platform that had their voice canceled,” Nunes said.
‘The truth arrive’
“We want (customers) to say us what they would do like to have on the platform, which is opposite of a certain Silicon Valley tech freak oligarch telling people what they want think and decide who may or may not be on the platform,” he said.
Trump and his wife Melania also plan on Monday to offer for sell 10,000 NFTs, or non-fungible tokens, illustrating key moments in the Trump presidency. NFTs are certified digital images that can be bought and sold.
” THE TRUTH arrive …,” Congresswoman Elise Stefanik, the third Republican in the House of Representatives, tweeted on Friday. in an allusion to the sinister slogan “Winter is coming” of television series “Game of thrones.”
She posted a capture screen of son message on Truth Beta, the test version of the new site, saying, “I’m so excited to be on TRUTH!”
And Donald Trump Jr. celebrated on Twitter, posting “Time for a bit of truth!!!” and including what he said was son father is first post on Truth Social: “Get Ready! Your favorite The president will see you soon!”
TMTG, asked for comment by Agence France-Presse (AFP), did not respond immediately.
the group reportedly has a $1.25 billion treasure chest as he searches for a doghouse in a crowd conservative social media Marlet, currently served by platforms such as Gettr, Parler and Gab.
Before being banned by Twitter, Trump owned some 89 millions followers there and used the platform constantly, both for presidential statements and attack rivals.
So far none of the newer companies, including Twitter competitors Gettr and Parler and video site Rumble, nearly matched popularity of their traditional counterparts.
The Truth Social App store page detailing its version history show it first public version of the app, or version 1.0 was available a day ago, confirming a Reuters report. the current version 1.0.1 includes “bug fixes”, according to the page.
On Friday, Nunes was on the application prompting users to follow more accounts, share photos and videos and participate in conversations, in an apparent attempt at drumming up activity, according to one person with knowledge of the question.
Among Nunes’ messages, he hosted a new user who seemed to be a Catholic priest and encouraged him to invite more priests to join depending on the person with knowledge of the question.
Same as details of the app begin drip outTMTG remains mostly wrapped in secret and is considered with skepticism of some in tech and media circles. It is unclear, for Example, how the company finances its current growth.
TMTG plans to list in New York through amalgamation with blank check company Digital World Acquisition Corp (DWAC) and is expected to receive 293 millions of dollars in cash that DWAC owns in a trust, assuming no DWAC shareholders are redeeming shares, said TMTG in an October 21 press release.
Additionally, in December TMTG raised $1 billion in committed funding from private investors; this money also will not be available until the conclusion of the DWAC agreement.
Digital World’s operations have come under scrutiny from the Securities and Exchange Commission and the US Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, according to regulatory filing, and the deal is likely months away from closing.
Asset, who is 75, has hinted but never said definitively whether he will run for president again.
He is currently under the shade of several investigations and prosecutions, including over his tax returns and his efforts to hang on power after losing the 2020 election.