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Trump’s ‘Truth Social’ app opens to hundreds of testers [Video]




  • Former President Donald Trump’s new social media platform has opened to hundreds of beta testers ahead of expected launch.
  • Trump has been teasing about creating his own social network since he was indefinitely banned from Twitter, Facebook and YouTube.
  • Trump Media & Technology Group promised to offer an “engaging and censorship-free experience” on the new app.

Former President Donald Trump’s new social media app “Truth Social” was reportedly opened to about 500 beta testers,” two sources told Reuters.

After Trump was permanently banned from Facebook, Twitter and Alphabet’s YouTube, he promised to create his own social network. Trump Media & Technology Group (TMTG), has promised to deliver an “engaging and censorship-free experience” on the app. Chief Executive Devin Nunes has earlier said the app will launch by the end of March.

Liz Willis, a correspondent and vice president of operations at Right Side Broadcasting Network, told Reuters she received an email Tuesday stating that “T Media Tech LLC has invited you to test Truth Social.”

Willis was able to download the app on her iPhone through the beta testing site TestFlight, the Apple-owned product that developers use prior to launching their apps in the App Store. Users have been posting on this version of Truth Social for the past 24 hours, Willis said Wednesday morning.

Wayne Dupree, founder of and host of a conservative podcast, is also among the app’s beta testers.

“I can see my participation in Truth Social outgrowing Twitter because it seems I am not suppressed like I have been on Twitter, since 2016,” Dupree said.

Dupree added that he feels “Truth Social is going to allow my audience to see me as Twitter purposely does not.”

Twitter has repeatedly denied its platform is politically biased.

By late Wednesday, Trump’s account on Truth Social had 317 followers, according to a screenshot viewed by Reuters. Trump had 88 million followers on Twitter before he was banned.


According to a screenshot, the app says that “A new direct messaging experience will be available soon. Please stay tuned.”

Trump’s account shows one “truth” that he posted three days ago, verified at the account of @realDonaldTrump with a red check and with the message: “Get Ready! Your favorite President will see you soon!”

Donald Trump Jr on Twitter highlighted his father’s first post on Truth Social.

TMTG released an updated version, “Truth Social 0.9,” Wednesday morning. It is testing for bug fixes for “re-truths,” which is what it calls a retweet, “image aspect ratios and compression, improved error handling and account creation.”

On Wednesday morning Nunes, who joined the app on Feb. 10, posted: “Good morning Truth testers. Please screenshot any bugs when the screenshot preview comes up.”

If a tester sees anything that they don’t like, they can screenshot it and report it to the developers.

Source: AOL.Com

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  1. LDS

    February 21, 2022 at 2:12 am

    I give it 3 months before it goes down the crapper . The majority of those using it will be using it the Q Anon crackpots

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