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Donald Trump’s answer to Twitter is set for an imminent release

With this launch, Trump will regain its social media presence more than a year after being banished from Twitter, Facebook and YouTube.

Former US President Trump’s Truth Social Network App will be available from February 21st. (Reuters)

Donald Trump’s new social media venture, Truth Social, will be launched on Apple’s App Store.

A test version seen by Reuters in the new app could indicate that the former president returned to social media on the holiday of US President’s Day.

In a series of posts late Friday, the network’s Chief Product Officer’s confirmed account (listed as Billy B.) answered questions about the app from people invited to use the app during the testing phase. ..

According to a screenshot viewed by Reuters, a user asked him when the app available for beta testers this week will be available.

“Currently, it will be released on the Apple App Store on Monday, February 21,” executives replied.

With this announcement, Trump was banished from Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube on January 6, 2021 after being accused of posting a message instigating violence and being attacked by supporters on the U.S. Capitol. , Will regain its presence on social media for over a year.

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On February 15th, Trump’s eldest son, Donald Jr., posted a screenshot of his father’s @realDonaldTrump Truth Social account on Twitter with one post uploaded on February 14th, the “truth.” soon! “

The venture behind Truth Social, the Trump Media & Technology Group (TMTG), has established itself as an advocate of freedom of speech, led by former Republican U.S. representative Devin Nunes, and attracts users who feel their opinion. Join the portfolio of technology companies that want to. Suppressed on platforms such as Twitter, Facebook and YouTube.

So far, none of the companies, including Twitter rivals Gettr and Parler, and video site Rumble, have reached the level of popularity of mainstream companies.

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Ready to publish

In addition to a post disclosing the release date on Monday, screenshots seen by Reuters show that the app is currently version 1.0, suggesting that it has reached a level ready for publication. increase.

By Wednesday it was version 0.9, according to two people who have access to that version.

The TMTG representative did not immediately respond to the request for comment.

According to Apple’s App Store list, Truth Social will be released on February 21, which was confirmed in January by sources familiar with the venture. But for the past few weeks, Nunes has publicly stated that the app will be released by the end of March.

On Friday, Nunes encouraged users to follow more accounts, share photos and videos, and participate in conversations.

In a Nunez post, he welcomed a new user who looked like a Catholic priest and, according to someone with knowledge of the matter, recommended him to invite more priests.

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“There is no way to edit the truth”

Other answers from the Chief Product Officer during the Q & A session on Friday suggested that startup features are similar to Twitter features.

When asked if users could edit their “truth,” executives said “yet.” The ability to edit posts after publication has long been sought after by Twitter users.

Executives write that the next important feature released on the platform is Direct Message (DM) between users.

The company is also considering allowing users to sign up to be notified when others post content, executives said. He signaled that the ability to block other users would be an important component.

“The app always has a blocking feature,” he writes.

Truth Social plans to publish a policy on validated accounts “within the next few weeks,” executives added.

Even if the details of the app begin to be fooled, TMTG remains largely secreted and skeptical by some of the tech and media circles. For example, it is unclear how the company is funding its current growth.

TMTG plans to go public in New York through a merger with blank check company Digital World Acquisition Corp (DWAC), and assuming that DWAC shareholders will not redeem their shares, DWAC will hold 292,300 in trust. You will receive $ 10,000 in cash. Press release on October 21st.

In addition, in December TMTG raised $ 1 billion in commitment financing from private investors. That money will not be available until the DWAC transaction is completed.

According to regulatory filings, Digital World’s activities are under the supervision of the Securities and Exchange Commission and US financial industry regulators, and transactions may close in the coming months.

Source: TRT World and distributors

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