Oh, lord, why has thou forsaken us? Parlor, GRIFTTR, and now…
OF COURSE HE ANNOUNCED IT ON TWITTER!!1!
Truth Social will have a nationwide rollout in the first quarter of 2022, with a beta launch next month, according to a press release.
According to the announcement, the company also intends a subscription video on demand service, TMTG+, that will feature “non-woke” entertainment programming. There have been whispers about former President Donald Trump starting his own social media platform in the nine months since he was bannedfrom Twitter
It’s true! I went to it last night and registered…
And how free speech-y is it?
Truth Social has a page for users to sign up for a waiting list. It also includes a terms of service that include a long list of prohibited activities, including using content from the site to “harass, abuse, or harm another person.” Users also have to agree not to “disparage, tarnish, or otherwise harm, in our opinion, us and/or the Site.”
Snowflake Twitter, in other words.
PS — Oh, and of course it is a grift.
UPDATE 1: The WaPo –
“Former president Donald Trump and his team declared Wednesday night that they would soon launch a ‘media powerhouse’ that would help them triumph in their long-running war against Big Tech. But within hours, pranksters found what appeared to be an unreleased test version and posted a picture of a defecating pig to the ‘donaldjtrump’ account.”