Trump’s ‘TRUTH Social’ and Planned Streaming Service Set Off a Whirlwind of Mockery

 
Former US President Donald Trump pumps his fist as he walks off after speaking at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Dallas, Texas

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After teasing and hinting at it for months, Donald Trump has finally launched his own social network — called TRUTH Social.

Oh, also a streaming service called TMTG+. (And you thought Quibi was a weird name.)

The TRUTH Social equivalent of tweets will be called TRUTHs. Yes, really.

“I am excited to send out my first TRUTH on TRUTH Social very soon,” Trump said in the statement. “I’m excited to soon begin sharing my thoughts on TRUTH Social and to fight back against Big Tech.”

The streaming service, meanwhile, will consist of “‘non-woke’ entertainment programming, news, podcasts, and more.”

TRUTH Social is already available for pre-order on Apple’s App Store, and as Guardian tech reporter Johana Bhuiyan noted, the layout looks a lot like a certain other social network that Trump was banned from after stirring up an insurrection.

The page on the App Store says, “This content may change without notice and the final product may be different.”

So the final product may have a very different look, but right now the preview shows a platform that’s basically the same as Twitter.

TRUTH Social Image 1

TRUTH Social Image 2

TRUTH Social is scheduled for release next February (assuming it actually happens), but Twitter is already off to the races.

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