- Truth Social, a social media platform created by former President Donald Trump’s new media firm, is now available in the United States via the iOS App Store.
- In early 2021, Twitter blocked the former president from the network after it believed he was instigating violence after the attack on the US Capitol building.
- According to CNET, some buyers who registered through the site received unclear “Something went wrong” error messages, while others were presumably placed on a waitlist due to “strong demand.”
- Although no precise launch date has been announced for the service’s Android app, Truth Social’s website implies that it will be available “soon” on the Google Play Store.
- Truth Social’s website is currently loading slowly but collecting user names and email addresses.
Truth Social, a social media network built by former President Donald Trump’s new media organization, is now available for download in the United States via the iOS App Store. According to Reuters, the iOS software was made available for download soon before midnight eastern time on February 21st, before Presidents Day.
The program looks to be heavily designed after Twitter, which previously served as Trump’s primary social media tool. In early 2021, Twitter barred the former president on the network after it said he was encouraging violence in the aftermath of the assault of the US Capitol building.
As of this writing, Truth Social’s website is loading slowly but gathering user names and email addresses. When we accessed the site with Chrome or Safari, the page was provided through an HTTP connection, rather than instantly upgrading us to a more secure HTTPS session.
HTTPS is supported by Truth Social, although it must be explicitly entered at the beginning of the URL (although links pointing directly to the HTTPS version will result in a secure session). Additionally, the site includes a public commitment to open-source principles, a compromise to the Mastodon project from its prior disagreement.
Truth Social’s error messages:
According to CNET, some customers who signed up through the site received ambiguous “Something went wrong” error messages, while others were told they were placed on a waitlist due to “high demand.” According to one Washington Post writer, their verification email did not come.
Conservative politicians and commentators have regularly chastised Twitter and other significant technology corporations for what they perceive to be excessive policing of right-wing beliefs. As a result, many right-wing sites, including Parler, Gettr, and YouTube rival Rumble, have gained in popularity.
Rather than using the term “tweets,” Truth Social refers to individual posts as “Truths,” which are shown to users through a “Truth Feed.” If you come upon a “Truth” that you’d like to share with your followers, it appears that you may “ReTruth” it. According to the platform’s chief product officer, other features in development include direct messaging and user verification.
Since December, Truth Social has been in beta mode with about 500 users. Trump Media and Technology Group (TMTG), led by former Representative Devin Nunes, is developing it. In an interview with Fox News on Sunday, Nunes expressed optimism that the service will be “fully operational” by the end of March.
Although a specific launch date for the service’s Android app has not been disclosed, Truth Social’s website indicates that it will be available in the Google Play Store “soon.” The debut comes less than a year after Donald Trump attempted to build a new “platform” before. What resulted was a blog with a more traditional structure that was shut down less than a month later.