Nunes on Trump’s 'TRUTH' Social Media: 'Millions of Americans Are Counting on Us'
'I still see what I am doing as a public service'
Former Rep. Devin Nunes said his decision to take on Big Tech with Donald Trump's new venture, Trump Media & Technology Group, was because it is a much-needed “public service” millions of Americans are crying out for.
Speaking with Fox News, Nunes said the new chapter as CEO of the tech company is “not political,” but a “public service.”
“I still see what I am doing as a public service.”
“It is not political, but it is public service,” Nunes told Fox News.
“This has to be done. This is the most important issue at the highest level.”
“It is really serious what we’re doing."
“Millions of Americans and people around the globe are counting on us to get this done and get it done right,” he continued.
Nunes announced his resignation from Congress in December before being named as the CEO of Trump Media & Technology Group (TMTG).
Nunes said he has been warning people about Big Tech suppression for years.
“It was hard for me to say no because it is the issue I have been most passionate about over the last few years,” Nunes said.
“You would have to be hiding under a rock to not know my frustration with these Big Tech companies.”
Nunes was also one of the first elected officials to transition to Rumble from YouTube due to its increasing censorship.
“I was the first to be shadow-banned on Twitter. I was the first one to go to Parler and be on the website and app,” Nunes said.
“This has long been a problem.”
Nunes also noted that big tech is stopping Americans from learning of what is happening across numerous sectors.
“If we don’t get some alternative media platforms going, it is going to be really tough,” Nunes said.
Nunes said TRUTH Social is intended to be “only a small part of, ultimately, what we envision this company to be.”
“You have TRUTH Social platform, but we are also heavily looking at streaming and having a streaming service, and that is in development right now,” Nunes said.
“We are also looking at how do we deliver the news, and deliver news to people. That is more conceptual right now.”
Nunes added that TRUTH Social is just “the first component” of TMTG, adding they focused on making its launch in the first quarter of 2022.
“We want to have a really high-quality product, but we are looking at multiple product lines down the road,” Nunes said.
Nunes said they want it to “be a safe, and that is key, a safe, family-friendly platform that does not censor based on politics.”
“So, all of these other companies that are out there that are an alternative to Big Tech, we believe we help them all,” Nunes said.
“A rising tide lifts all the boats that are fighting against these tech tyrants.”
Nunes also said the platform offers a message board, giving them the ability to post photos and videos.
“The photo component of this is very slick, very simple, very slick,” Nunes said.
“This is a quality, user-friendly product,” Nunes explained.
“It will be in chronological order, and the feed will be so that you don’t miss what your distant relative posted about their kid’s soccer game over the weekend – that’s what happens now on your platforms, you’re just served so much garbage all the time.”
“We want this to be something that you’re not worried about your kids or your grandparents being on.”
Nunes also hit back and critics:
“You ban us and ban the president, okay, we’re going to raise the capital and build a company.”
“It is not a Republican company, but it is going to be a company open to all Americans,” Nunes said.
"It is going to be the freest platform, for sure, because we are not going to be using these algorithms.”
"We are going to get the technology right; there is no question,” Nunes said.
"The key will be, can we handle the growth.
"This has to be built without the use of any of these companies that would cut us off.”
"We can’t use any of the woke corporations, or private woke corporations, so all of this has to be developed from scratch.”
Trump said last year the platform would “challenge the dominance of the Big Tech giants” and go head-to-head with the leading platforms.
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.”
As Neon Nettle reported earlier this week:
Shares in former President Donald Trump’s social media platform, TruthSocial, have jumped by 20% as the launch of the highly anticipated app draws closer.
Digital World Acquisition Corporation (DWAC) had shares hovering around $50 before jumping $60 by the close of trading.
As a result of the increase, DWAC’s total market capitalization rose to $2.2 billion.
A special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) is formed to buy private businesses and secure investors without going public.