Donald Trump’s new social media network, Truth Social, got off to a rocky start on its launch day, with some users being unable to register and others receiving error messages.
By: Bloomberg |
Donald Trump’s new social media network, Truth Social, got off to a rocky start on its launch day, with some users being unable to register and others receiving error messages. Trump Media & Technology Group, which aims to take on big tech companies with offerings from social media to streaming, launched Truth Social to give the former US President a platform after he was banned from Twitter and Facebook.
The app, launched on Presidents’ Day and which has been reported to be tested since December, is also telling users there is a lengthy waiting list to sign up.
Rumble, which is seen as a right-wing alternative to Google’s YouTube, is providing technology and cloud services to Trump Media & Technology Group. Rumble’s investors include well-known conservative venture capitalists J.D. Vance and Peter Thiel. Vance, author of the memoir “Hillbilly Elegy,” is also a Republican candidate for Senate in Ohio.
In October, Trump announced a plan to merge his media company with a blank-check company called Digital World Acquisition Corp, in a bid to help him regain a social media presence.
The app’s logo also caught the attention of Trailar, a small UK-based sustainable transport company, which told Bloomberg it’s investigating the similarities between Truth Social’s branding and its own.
“We are now seeking legal advice to understand next steps and options available to protect our brand,” a spokesperson for the British company said via email. “Trailar has no affiliation or connection with the Truth Social network site.”