Devin Nunes on TRUTH Social: Taking on Big Tech Will Be the 'Battle of All Battles'
People are 'sick and tired of the Silicon Valley craziness'
Trump Media and Technology Group CEO Devin Nunes said the company's highly-anticipated social media platform, TRUTH Social, aims to take on Big Tech and the establishment media in “the battle of all battles.”
Nunes said the platform would launch by the end of March.
Speaking to Breitbart News, Nunes said:
“Right now, we’re looking at by the end of the first quarter,” adding, “We’re going to come out when it’s ready to come out.”
Nunes added there are committed and talented patriots in place who are budling the infrastructure from scratch.
He added that they “have people from every corner of the United States and around the world that want to come work for us.”
“There are people that are essentially sick and tired of the Silicon Valley craziness and the left-wing crap going on,” he said.
The former congressman said the new platform would not aim to replace Parler or GETTR.
He said the new platform will be aimed at replacing those run by “woke corporations” such as Twitter.
“There’s plenty of room out there for multiple platforms. But if you’re woke, you’re using algorithms, and you’re poisoning not only the United States — but the world — because you have a dominant monopoly on the market, it’s wrong,” he said.
“We’re not going to use algorithms.
"We’re not going to steal your data.
"We’re simply going to allow you to post like it used to be back when a lot of these social media platforms were in their early stages.
"People just posted, they got to post to their friends, and they weren’t being served up, you know, sewage,” he said.
“We’re not going to censor based on political bias.
"Everybody’s able to say their piece; they’re going to be able to be on the town square,” he said.
Nunes said the platform would be safe and family-friendly.
“We’ll be a safe place for everyone to come to,” he said.
“We’re trying to be high quality, with high reliability where nobody has to worry.”
“It’s always going to be a challenge, but we’re not going to be just some free-for-all.
"Like, let everybody just post stuff that is illegal, or that you wouldn’t want your grandma or your daughters to see,” he added.
“The goal is to protect our users. Nobody’s stealing their data. Nobody’s threatening their kids online — that won’t be tolerated," Nunes said.
And unlike Facebook, he said the company would focus on customer service.
“When I say customer service, it’s not just about making sure that people can go on the platform, but making sure that people have a good experience on the platform,” he said.
Nunes also explained why left Congress and took on the new role.
“These tech companies are bigger than historical global empires,” he said
"And they become more powerful than most governments are powerful and have more money or wealth than historical empires.
"And they’re completely out of control.
“They have so much money.
"They’ve become arrogant.
"Like things like historical situations that you’d have to go back a long time to like the worst of the, of the tyrants, the worst of the monarchies that you can think of,” he said.
“I learned through my time representing people that there are some things that I just won’t be able to fix unless I move to the next level.
"So I see this as the battle of all battles,” he said.
Last year, Donald Trump announced he had secured $1 billion worth of agreements from investors to develop the platform.
Trump announced that pledges from unnamed investors would turn into investments once Digital World Acquisition Corp., a blank-check firm, and the social media group - Trump Media & Technology Group Corp. are combined.
Nunes said his decision to join 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.