Trump announces his return on Truth Social
The former US President announced he has returned to his social media platform after multiple months of inactivity.
After a few months of inactivity, former US President Donald Trump has announced his return to his own social media network, Truth Social.
"I'm Back! #COVFEFE," he posted on Thursday.
Trump's first and only post occurred in mid-February, just before the debut of his social media network on February 21.
Since Tuesday, Truth Social has been the most downloaded app on the Apple app store, surpassing Twitter and TikTok.
This surge in popularity follows Elon Musk's $44 billion plan to purchase Twitter, which is still subject to shareholder and regulatory approval. Musk stated that he intends to support free speech policies on the platform as well as increase transparency in the company's algorithms.
According to web analytics agency SimilarWeb, Truth Social was the 173rd most popular app in the Apple app store on March 12.
Last October, Trump revealed his intention to launch a competitive social media site after being banned from Twitter following the January 6 Capitol riot.
The former US president pledged that his new social network will battle Big Tech censorship and safeguard the right to free speech and expression in the US.
Truth Social is designed similarly to Twitter and resembles a microblogging site where users may write comments, like postings, and share other posts, as well as searchable hashtags.