Trump Vows ‘No Shadow-Banning’ on His New Social Media Platform
'The corruption of these platforms cannot be ignored'
Donald Trump said his new social media venture, TRUTH Social, will “challenge the dominance of the Big Tech giants” and go head-to-head with the leading platforms.
Trump Media & Technology Group (TMTG) is set to launch in beta next month before coming online for all users in early 2022.
Trump slammed “a small group of self-righteous scolds and self-appointed arbiters” for censoring Americans.
Trump wrote in a statement:
“Last week, I announced the creation of a major new company that will challenge the dominance of the Big Tech giants and Big Media bosses.”
“For me, this endeavor is about much more than politics."
"This is about saving our country,” he continues.
“There will be no shadow-banning, throttling, demonetizing, or messing with algorithms for political manipulation."
"We will not be treating users like lab rats for social experiments, or labeling alternative views as 'disinformation,'" he adds.
“And as everyone knows, we’ve seen a sitting president of the United States effectively silenced by a small oligarchy of tech titans and ‘mainstream’ media corporations,” Trump said.
“The corruption of these platforms cannot be ignored.
"We have fallen far down the ‘slippery slope’ of censorship in our country, and the topics that Americans are increasingly forbidden to debate are among the most important issues of our day.
“It’s a tremendously difficult set of challenges — and I realized I might be the only person in America with the megaphone, the resources, the experience, and the desire to make it all happen."
"So with the same ‘can-do’ spirit that has always allowed Americans to persevere, that is exactly what I am doing,” Trump said.
“Unlike with the Big Tech platforms, there will be no shadow-banning, throttling, demonetizing, or messing with algorithms for political manipulation.
"We will not be treating users like lab rats for social experiments, or labeling alternative views as ‘disinformation.’"
"We will not silence our fellow citizens simply because they might be wrong — or worse, because we think that Americans ‘can’t handle the truth.’”
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.