Trump Announces New Social Media Platform to ‘Fight Big Tech Censorship’
'stand up to the tyranny of Big Tech'
Former President Donald Trump has announced a brand new media and tech company which he says will rival the "liberal media consortium" and Big Tech.
The company released a statement on Wednesday:
"Trump Media & Technology Group's mission is to create a rival to the liberal media consortium and fight back against the 'Big Tech' companies of Silicon Valley, which have used their unilateral power to silence opposing voices in America."
The statement said the company would launch a social network called "TRUTH Social," which is already available for pre-order in the Apple App Store.
Trump also commented on the platform, saying it was his way of giving a voice to everyone.
"I created TRUTH Social and TMTG to stand up to the tyranny of Big Tech," wrote Trump.
"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."
The website also outlined their future plans:
"TRUTH Social is America's "Big Tent" social media platform that encourages an open, free, and honest global conversation without discriminating against political ideology.
"The TRUTH Social application is scheduled to go national in the first quarter of 2022, just ahead of the midterm elections."
Earlier this month, Trump filed a lawsuit against tech giant Twitter asking a federal judge to reinstate his account, which was removed earlier this year.
In the lawsuit filing, Trump argues that being banned from Twitter violates the First Amendment.
The 45th President's attorney also argued that Twitter "exercises a degree of power and control over political discourse in this country that is immeasurable, historically unprecedented, and profoundly dangerous to open democratic debate."
Trump had over 88 million Twitter followers at the time of being banned.
Trump is also suspended from Facebook until 2023.
In July, Trump also filed a class-action lawsuit against Facebook, Twitter, and Google to "order an immediate halt to social media companies, illegal, shameful censorship of the American people."