Truth Social, a social media platform bankrolled by former US President Donald Trump, is currently the most downloaded application on the Apple App store list.
The application, which will mark the return of the former US President on social media, was available on the store for download just before midnight Eastern Time (ET) on Sunday night.
The official launch date on the Apple app store was 21st February. There were many users who had pre-ordered it and the app automatically downloaded to their respective (AAPL.O) devices, as per a Reuters report.
Given the massive popularity and hype in the run-up to its launch, the app was met with massive download requests. Hence, many users faced trouble registering their accounts. Some of them were put into the waiting list with a message “Due to massive demand, we have placed you on our waitlist,” the report further says.
The social media is said to be quite identical to twitter. The posts written by the handles will be known as “Truths” and retweets will be referred to as “rethruths”.
As far as its launch on android is concerned, there is still ambiguity over the date. "There is no hard date reported from Trump's team or from the Android store," The Sun quoted a tech expert as saying.
Former US representative Devin Nunes will be the CEO of the platform. He has promised a safe, family friendly platform. "We want to be very family-friendly, we want this to be a very safe place, and we are focused on making sure any illegal content is not on the site," Nunes said in an interview with Fox Business last month.
Former US President Donald Trump announced last week that he will soon be returning to a new social media platform bankrolled by him.
This was announced by his son Donald Trump Junior last Tuesday who posted a screenshot on twitter of his father’s first post on the new social media named Truth social, captioning “Time for some Truth!!!”
President Trump announced last year in October that he would be launching his own platform which would challenge the monopoly of the big tech (reference to Twitter and Facebook). it is currently listed on the App Store with an "expected" launch on 21st February, as per The Verge.
In January 2021 after the Capitol Hills riots, social media giants Twitter and Facebook had banned Trump from their platforms for his alleged role in inciting the clashes.