On Wednesday, former President Trump announced the upcoming launch of a new social media platform.
The announcement of the app comes after Trump Media and Technology Group and Digital World Acquisition Group entered into a merger “to form a new company, chaired by the former president,” reported ABC News, which noted:
The company was formed using a special purpose acquisition company, or SPAC. The Securities and Exchange Commission’s website says it is a ‘popular vehicle for various transactions, including transitioning a company from a private company to a publicly traded company.
The new social media platform TRUTH Social will be launching soon; in the press release, it is billed as “a rival to the liberal media consortium.”
“Trump Media & Technology Group’s mission is to create a rival to the liberal media consortium and fight back against the ‘Big Tech’ companies of Silicon Valley, which have used their unilateral power to silence opposing voices in America,” the release said.
Invited guests will have access to a beta version of the platform in November.
“We live in a world where the Taliban has a huge presence on Twitter, yet your favorite American President has been silenced,” Trump said in a statement.
According to the Palm Beach Post, the company also “intends to launch a subscription video-on-demand service” that will “feature ‘non-woke’ entertainment programming, news, podcasts, and more.”
Trump was removed from Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube shortly after the January 6 protest at Capitol Hill.