App launch in February: Trump pushing back online

App launch in February: Trump pushing back online

Status: 07.01.2022 at 8:50 am.

After being banned from Twitter and Facebook, former President Trump tried in vain to appear online again. Their “Truth Social” app is set to debut in February. Will it really be successful?

By Marcus Schuler, ARD Studio Los Angeles

Former US President Donald Trump’s media company wants to launch its long-promised internet platform in February. However, it is not yet clear whether there should be only a mobile app or a web version as well. The “Truth Social” app should come out at least February 21. The company says that it has now received funding of $ 1 billion.

The Android and Apple stores have screenshots that look like a one-to-one copy of Twitter. Even the icon images for reply, retweet and post sharing are similar to Twitter. It certainly shouldn’t be a coincidence, as Trump’s favorite social media mouthpiece in the past was the short messaging service from San Francisco. After his followers forcibly stormed the Capitol exactly a year ago, Twitter banned him for life. He was also banned from Facebook and YouTube.

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The new app isn’t Trump’s first attempt to engage in the online discussion again. In May he had already made an effort and started blogging Twitter-length on the web. The website was shut down less than a month later. Apparently because he hardly aroused any interest.

There is a form for new offers that can be used to register on the waiting list. According to Trump, the offer is already in a beta stage, but is only available to invited guests who can put the service through their own pace.

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The online offer is managed by former California Congressman Devin Nunes. He was seen in the Trump era for his special loyalty to the former US President. If Trump has his way, the platform should be built as an alternative to established Internet companies. Whether he will be successful in this or not, it cannot be said yet. There are already some right-wing extremist proposals with Getr, Parlor and Gab.

The “Truth Social” app will release on February 21.

Image: AFP

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