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Trump Launches Truth Social App in App Store

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Former US President Donald Trump’s new social network Truth Social launched late Sunday night (local time) on Apple’s App Store. Truth Social appeared in the App Store shortly before midnight and was automatically placed on users who had already pre-booked the app.

 

Some users are said to have received a message when creating an account that they have been placed on a waiting list “due to the enormous amount of interest”.

For now, the app is only available to Apple users. It is not yet known when Truth Social will also appear in the Google Play Store. According to Devin Nunes, former congressman and director of the Trump Media & Technology Group (TMTG), the social network should be expanded further in the coming time so that more users can download the app. The app should be fully operational in the United States by the end of March.

The launch appears to point to a return of Trump on social media, having previously been banned from multiple platforms. His Twitter, Facebook and YouTube accounts were deleted after he was charged with sedition after the storming of the Capitol in Washington on January 6 last year.

In October, plans came out for the Truth Social platform. The launch would take place soon, but for a long time, it was unclear when. The TMTG says that it wants to offer an alternative to Twitter and later also wants to bring news, podcasts and entertainment.

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