What Donald Trump's New Social Media Platform Will Do, According To Don Jr.

Since being banned from the likes of Facebook and Twitter, former president Donald Trump has announced that he will be launching his own social media platform. The recently announced app will be called "TRUTH Social" and both Trump and his son Don Jr. have commented on its purpose. The app's mission is "to give a voice to all," and Trump is preparing to use it to share the thoughts that previously permeated his now infamous Twitter account. 

Trump sued Facebook, Twitter, and Google for what he claimed was censorship, per NPR. However, despite the legal pressure Trump applied, the companies maintained their bans and suspensions on him. It is perhaps the loss of these outlets that led Trump to plan his own social media platform that would allow him to speak freely. In a press release, Trump Media and partnering Technology Group, as well as a special acquisition group announced that TRUTH Social would "stand up to Big Tech" (via Reuters).  

"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," Trump wrote in the release. "I am excited to send out my first TRUTH on TRUTH Social very soon. TMTG was founded with a mission to give a voice to all. I'm excited to soon begin sharing my thoughts on TRUTH Social and to fight back against Big Tech," he said.

Donald Trump Jr. talks TRUTH Social

Speaking on Fox News, Donald Trump Jr. said that his father's new social media app will allow people to "assert [their] First Amendment rights." In reference to the platforms that have banned Trump, Don Jr. said, "You saw what they did to the president of the United States, we want to make sure that America has a voice" (via Newsweek). Don Jr. went on to say that TRUTH Social will "cancel cancel culture" and "push back against the tyranny of big tech." He also shared with Fox News that the beta testing was on its way soon and a "full launch" is planned for the first quarter of 2022. 

The platform isn't available to users, but some were able to make accounts through a since-deleted URL, per The Guardian. Those interested in making an account can follow a link to the TRUTH Social website and sign up through the waitlist or pre-order the app. Potential users can also view screenshots of the TRUTH Social app that have been compared to the Twitter interface. 

Since leaving the White House, Trump has been branching out into a number of new ventures, with the TRUTH Social app being one of the latest. Without the oversight of moderators for Facebook, Twitter, and Google; Trump will have free reign to express his thoughts — something he has surely missed in recent months.