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Trump to launch social media app much like Twitter on Feb. 21 – Nationwide

Trump to launch social media app much like Twitter on Feb. 21 – Nationwide

Former President Donald Trump‘s new media enterprise plans to launch its social media app Reality Social on Feb. 21, based on an Apple Inc App Retailer itemizing.

TRUTH Social, the Trump Media & Expertise Group (TMTG) various to Twitter, is on the market for pre-order earlier than going dwell on the U.S. Presidents’ Day vacation.

Just like Twitter, the app affords options to observe different folks and trending matters, based on demo photographs.

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The app’s launch would come 13 months after Meta Platforms Inc’s Fb and Twitter banned Trump for encouraging his supporters to take part within the Jan. 6 assault on the U.S. Capitol primarily based on unsubstantiated claims of widespread fraud within the 2020 presidential election.

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Marking the one-year anniversary of the assault, U.S. President Joe Biden mentioned on Thursday that his predecessor’s false claims might unravel the rule of regulation and subvert future elections.

TMTG and Apple didn’t reply to requests for remark, however a supply aware of the matter confirmed that Feb. 21 is the deliberate launch date of the app.

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The launch is predicted to be the primary of three levels in TMTG’s improvement. The second can be a subscription video-on-demand service referred to as TMTG+ with leisure, information and podcasts, based on the corporate web site. A November investor presentation indicated that TMTG additionally desires to launch a podcast community.

TMTG is presently valued at $4.3 billion primarily based on the inventory worth of Digital World Acquisition Corp. TMTG agreed in October to merge with the blank-check agency at a valuation of $875 million.

Trump supporters and retail traders have snapped up Digital World’s inventory, betting that Trump’s recognition together with his Republican political base will translate into business runaway success.

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The blank-check acquisition deal faces regulatory danger. Democratic U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren requested Securities and Change Fee Chairman Gary Gensler final month to analyze the deliberate merger for potential violations of securities legal guidelines round disclosure. The SEC has declined to touch upon whether or not it plans any motion.

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TMTG final month raised an extra $1 billion from non-public traders.

Trump canceled a information convention at his Mar-a-Lago property in Florida that had been scheduled for Jan. 6, marking the one-year anniversary of the Capitol assault. He mentioned he’ll as an alternative ship remarks at a rally in Arizona on Jan. 15.

-Reporting by Krystal Hu in Toronto and Helen Coster in New York; Extra reporting by Stephen Nellis in San Francisco



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