‘TRUTH' — Donald Trump to launch own social network after Facebook and Twitter ban

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‘TRUTH’ — Donald Trump to launch own social network after Facebook and Twitter ban
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Donald Trump is gearing up for the launch of his very own social network after being banned from both Facebook and Twitter earlier in the year.

The former president of the United States made the announcement this week, revealing that the network will be named TRUTH Social.

In his announcement, the 75-year-old added that he is forming a new company called the Trump Media & Technology Group.

‘TRUTH’ — Donald Trump to launch own social network after Facebook and Twitter ban
© Provided by Extra.ie Donald Trump is gearing up for the launch of his very own social media platform after being banned from both Facebook and Twitter earlier in the year. Pic: Scott Olson/Getty Images

Having used Facebook and Twitter as his primary form of communication during his time as president, Donald Trump was banned by the social media giants following the shocking Capitol riots in January.

Trump promised that his new platform would ‘stand up to the tyranny of big tech.’

The former president also said in his announcement: ‘We live in a world where the Taliban has a huge presence on Twitter, yet your favorite American President has been silenced.

‘This is unacceptable. I am excited to send out my first TRUTH on TRUTH Social very soon.’

‘TRUTH’ — Donald Trump to launch own social network after Facebook and Twitter ban
© Provided by Extra.ie The former president of the United States made the announcement this week, revealing that the network will be named TRUTH Social. Pic: Getty Images

TRUTH Social is expected to officially launch in 2022, though some guests will be invited to start testing the platform as early as November.

After he was first banned from Twitter and Facebook, Trump launched a blog entitled ‘From The Desk of Donald J Trump’, though the blog was taken down after just under a month.

While Mr Trump’s Facebook ban is in place for two years, his Twitter ban is permanent.

‘TRUTH’ — Donald Trump to launch own social network after Facebook and Twitter ban
© Provided by Extra.ie Trump promised that his new platform would ‘stand up to the tyranny of big tech.’ Pic: AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta

The unsuccessful 2020 presidential candidate announced in July that he is launching a class-action lawsuit against the chief executives of Facebook, Twitter, and Google, and their companies.

Mr Trump has argued that his bans from various social media platforms were an act of political censorship.

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