NEW YORK —
9 months after being expelled from social media for his position in inciting the Jan. 6 Capitol revolt, former President Donald Trump mentioned Wednesday he is launching a brand new media firm with its personal social media platform.
Trump says his objective in launching the Trump Media & Expertise Group and its “TRUTH Social” app is to create a rival to the Large Tech corporations which have shut him out and denied him the megaphone that was paramount to his nationwide rise.
“We reside in a world the place the Taliban has an enormous presence on Twitter, but your favourite American President has been silenced,” he mentioned in an announcement. “That is unacceptable.”
In a launch, the brand new enterprise introduced it had been created by means of a merger with Digital World Acquisition Corp. and mentioned it seeks to turn out to be a publicly listed firm.
Trump has spoken about launching his personal social media web site ever since he was barred from Twitter and Fb. An earlier effort to launch a weblog on his present web site was deserted after the web page drew dismal views.
Along with the app, which is anticipated to soft-launch subsequent month, with a nationwide rollout early subsequent yr, the corporate says it’s planning a video-on-demand service that can function leisure programming, information and podcasts.