Trump 'Truth Social' app set for release in Apple App Store
Donald Trump's latest social media project, Truth Social, is set for launch in Apple's App Store on Monday.
Donald Trump's promised foray into social media, Truth Social, will be launched on Apple's App Store on Monday, marking the return of the former President to social media.
The network's chief product producer, listed on social media as Billy B, was asked by testers when it would be released. The executive responded that the app is "currently set for release in the Apple App store for Monday, Feb. 21."
This launch would restore Trump's presence on social media after he has been banned from Twitter, Facebook, and Youtube for more than a year following his supporters' Capitol attack, as Trump used his social media presence to incite the violence.
Trump's eldest son posted a screenshot of a message from his father's Truth Social account a few days ago on Twitter, captioned "Time for some Truth!!!"
Time for some Truth!!! pic.twitter.com/jvyteDb5gW— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) February 15, 2022
Trump Media and Technology Group (TMTG), which is behind Truth Social, is attempting to position itself as a champion of free speech and is hoping to draw in users who feel their views are being "suppressed" on Twitter, Facebook, and Youtube.
In December, TMTG raised $1 billion from private investors and stands to receive $293 million in cash through a merger with black-check firm Digital World Acquisition Corp (DWAC). DWAC's activities have been under scrutiny from the SEC and the US Financial Industry Regulatory Authority. The merger is likely months away from closing.