Team Trump cooked for themselves Social Network since the then-president was removed from all major platforms for his posts inciting riots in the Capitol.
However, despite what they came up with seems to just rip Twitterseems like a year isn’t enough time to make a usable product.
Truth Social, the Twitter alternative created by Trump, is live on Apple App Store on Sunday night, and users will immediately experience glitches and error messages.
Around 11 p.m. ET, a select few users who attempted to create an account kept encountering with a red error warning: “Error! An error occurred. Please try again later. Please try again.” Soon, around midnight, others were told the app was simply too popular for them to engage with it, with a warning that read: “Due to demand big, we’ve put you on our waiting list.”
Waitlist numbers fluctuated throughout the night, with The Daily Beast reporter at one point sitting at 96,427 in line as of Monday morning. Other users report queue positions as high as 160,000.
Also, on Monday, a web status note Post to Truth Social’s website reads: “Due to overwhelming demand at launch, we are currently rate-limited in referring new users to the platform. We are working to increase the size of referral signups and will continue to update this status as capacity increases. ”
The Trump Media & Technology Corporation did not immediately respond to The Daily Beast’s request for comment.
Elsewhere, Trump’s social media venture faces potential legal action in the future, like Twitter user pointed out similarities between their Truth logo and the logo of UK-based trucking analytics firm Trailar. (“We are currently seeking legal advice to understand the next steps and options available to protect our brand,” Trailar’s head of marketing Matthew Summers told The Daily Beast this morning. Monday.)
“This week, we’re starting to introduce people to the Apple App store,” he said. “Our goal is, I think we’ll get it, I think by the end of March we’ll be fully operational at least in the United States.”
Once the Trump-led business succeeds, the social media venture will face plenty of competition from far-right platforms. Gab and Gettr, a more similar platform run by a former Trump aide Jason Miller and sponsored by Chinese businessman Guo Wengui.
Though billed as a venture to “fight the tyranny of Big Tech,” Trump’s new platform will use AI censorship to police its content. The Fox Business Network reported in January that Truth has enlisted “a Series D startup based in San Francisco that provides automated solutions through cloud-based artificial intelligence to understand images, videos, and content.” textual content”.