Former US President, Donald Trump is reportedly set to make his return to social media on President’s Day.
For the last year-and-a-half, Trump has been touting the upcoming formation of Truth Social, a platform that will supposedly buck the rules and content regulations of other social media websites in favor of free speech. His social media ventures have seen a multitude of setbacks, however, not the least being an SEC inquiry into the effort months ago to merge Digital World Acquisition Corp (DWAC) and Trump Media & Technology Group (TMTG).
Reuters released a report saying a Truth Social company executive shared a series of posts with them from a test version of the platform. The network’s chief product officer, identified in the report as Billy B, took questions from beta testers, and one user asked when the app would be released to the public.
“We’re currently set for release in the Apple App store for Monday Feb. 21,” said the executive. This comes days after Donald Trump Jr., the former president’s oldest son, hyped up Truth Social by tweeting a screenshot of his father’s verified account on there:
Time for some Truth!!! pic.twitter.com/jvyteDb5gW
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) February 15, 2022
The launch of Truth Social would mark Trump’s most prominent return to social media since he was banned from mainstream platforms in the aftermath of January 6th. The Truth Social app is available for pre-order, and its release comes after Trump has consistently railed against tech companies for censoring him.
While Reuters’ report and Truth Social’s Apple store listing both suggest the platform will publicly launch on Monday, The New York Times has reported that it could be pushed back to March. Reuters also noted that Republican former congressman and TMTG CEO Devin Nunes has previously said the rollout will happen next month.
The post Trump’s New Social Media Platform ‘Truth Social’ Reportedly Set to Be Released on Monday first appeared on Mediaite.